And it’s Flacco’s mental and physical toughness that might carry as much value as any statistics do to the Ravens, who are not planning on moving on from him anytime soon.
Granted, they might not have a choice in the matter — in perhaps the least revelatory statement of all time, Flacco has a contract that the team can’t really get out from under. But that doesn’t mean they’re just living with him as best they can. There’s still a belief that in better circumstances, Flacco still can thrive.
“Ozzie [Newsome] and John [Harbaugh] still believe,” a team source said. “They still think he can deliver big wins. That’s the truth.”
It might be hard for some Ravens fans to swallow, even as the team sits at 3-2 and very much in the thick of the AFC North race despite all outward appearances. But even with high mileage, a painful back injury he’s playing through, declining production and that unwieldy deal, Flacco still carries value to the team.