Joe Flacco is Delusional in Recent Interview Ahead of Start for Jets

Joe Flacco believes he is a starting quarterback in this league still.
Joe Flacco believes he is a starting quarterback in this league still. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

By all accounts, Joe Flacco has had a successful career. He won a Super Bowl, made a lot of money and has been in the league for 13 years. Of course, his poor performances and the meme of calling him "elite" have overshadowed his reputation in recent seasons.

So, when the veteran quarterback shows a lot of confidence in himself, at this point, it comes across as somewhat delusional.

After Sam Darnold injured his shoulder in the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos, Flacco is expected to be the starter for the Week 5 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals.

Flacco sees this start as a chance to show the rest of the league he can still be a starter in the NFL. However, his recent seasons do not offer much to support this argument.

He went 2-6 as the starter for the Denver Broncos last season, averaging 227.8 yards per game while passing for six touchdowns and five interceptions. In Flacco's final season with the Baltimore Ravens, he went 4-5 as the starter, completing just 61.2 percent of his passes for 273.9 yards per game and just 12 touchdowns thrown. This came after a full season where he averaged less than 200 yards passing per game.

Behind a bad Jets offensive line that allowed Darnold to get killed last week, passing to a bunch of outcasts as his weapons, Flacco has his work cut out for him. It's good that he has confidence, though, no matter how delusional it may seem to the rest of us.

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