In case there was still any doubt, President Barack Obama has ended the debate.
Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback.
Obama heaped heavy praise upon the Ravens star quarterback during Wednesday’s team visit to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory, pointing out Flacco’s incredible playoff run that earned him the Super Bowl MVP award.
“That capped off one of the greatest postseasons ever by a quarterback,” Obama said. “More than 1,100 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions. I don’t know about you Joe, but I would say that qualifies as elite.”
With the stellar performance, Flacco joined former quarterback Joe Montana as the only QB in the history of the NFL with 11 postseason touchdowns and no interceptions.
“I’d say if you keep playing like that, you’re going to challenge (Joe) Biden for the most popular person in Delaware,” Obama said, referencing Flacco’s alma mater.
After securing the organization’s second championship, Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the Ravens.
At the time, the new deal made Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history.
“Good timing with that contract,” Obama joked. “That was some good timing.”