Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco Says it’s “Not the Most Fun” Being a Backup to Lamar Jackson

Joe Flacco. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The 2018 NFL season didn’t turn out the best for Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco. After being injured in early November, the 33-year-old was forced to sit out a couple of games with rookie Lamar Jackson taking over at QB. After he recovered from the injury, however, Flacco remained on the bench because Ravens’ managed to put on a great stretch of games under Jackson and get into playoffs.

Now, as Baltimore is preparing to face Los Angeles Chargers in a wild-card game on Sunday, Joe Flacco finds himself being a backup just six years after leading his team to a Super Bowl Championship and he isn’t thrilled about it.

“I don’t know if it’s going to be any more different or not,” – Flacco told the reporters when asked how different it is not being the main guy entering the playoffs for the first time in his NFL career. “It’s definitely not the most fun position in the world. It is what it is.”

It is expected that Baltimore Ravens will move on from Flacco in the offseason, which could mean that Sunday’s game might be his last at home as the member of the organization.

“I haven’t really thought too much about it, to be honest with you. It is what it is,” – he said. “We’re a No. 4 seed. There’s always a possibility that in the final round before the Super Bowl you can come back here. So you never know.”

During his 11 seasons in Baltimore, Joe Flacco played 163 regular season games in which he completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 38,245 yards and 212 touchdowns. In 15 postseason games, Flacco had a completion percentage of 56.6, passing for 3,233 yards and 25 touchdowns.