After the game clock struck double zeroes, Flacco was still wearing his helmet and chinstrap as he sauntered across the field to shake Chargers starting QB Philip Rivers' hand the same as if the two had battled on the field all day.
I’m not sure entirely why this is funny to me, but Joe Flacco, who didn’t play a down this game, came out to shake Rivers’ hand with his helmet on and his chin strap buckled on. pic.twitter.com/eA5JoZbLne— Rodney Scearce (@rscearce) January 6, 2019
Instead, Flacco watched rookie QB and former Heisman-trophy winner Lamar Jackson struggle his way to a 0.0 QB rating with 11:35 remaining in the fourth quarter before two late-game scores.
Lamar Jackson has a 0.0 rating right now. Keep in mind, if you throw the ball into the dirt every play, you’d have a 39.6 rating... @Lj_era8 @Ravens @Chargers @NFL #Playoffs pic.twitter.com/RohcZkR2e2— Alex (@CryptoAlex_) January 6, 2019
Even with -2 net passing yards at one point in Sunday's game, the primarily-rushing QB Jackson remained in the fight. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh refused to pull the trigger on bringing in Flacco.
And as a result, Flacco continued waiting for his shot, helmet strapped, all the way beyond the final whistle to greet Rivers.
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