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    A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One



    In hopes of illustrating how ridiculously underrated Joe Flacco has been thus far in his career, I am providing a 3-pronged statistical breakdown of how he compares to all other QBs in modern-era NFL history. In order to be eligible for consideration, you have to be in the top 120 QBs in NFL history in passing yards and have completed 5 NFL seasons. This is also for all QBs who started their careers post 1960, which eliminates Graham, Jurgensen, Unitas, and Starr.


    Regular Season Wins (first 5 seasons)

    1- Matt Ryan-56
    2- Joe Flaco-54
    3- Ben Roethlisberger-51
    4- Tom Brady-48
    Dan Marino-48
    6- John Elway-46
    7- Donovan McNabb-43
    8- Peyton Manning-42
    Drew Bledsoe-42
    Eli Manning
    10-Steve Grogan-41


    Other Hall of Famers: (13) Troy Aikman-38, (14) Joe Namath-37, (22) Terry Bradshaw-32, (29)Bob Griese -29, (30)Joe Montana-28, Fran Tarkenton-23, Dan Fouts-12, Jim Kelly-10



    Postseason Wins (first five seasons)

    1- Joe Flacco(9), Tom Brady (9)
    3- Ben Roethlisberger (8)
    4- Troy Aikman (6)
    5- John Elway (4), Donovan McNabb (4), Brett Favre (4), Terry Bradshaw (4), Joe Montana (4), Eli Manning (4)
    11- Steve McNair Drew Bledsoe (3), Dan Marino (3), Philip Rivers (3)


    Total Wins (first 5 seasons)

    1- Joe Flacco (63)

    2- Ben Roethlisberger (59)
    3- Tom Brady (57), Matt Ryan (57)
    5- Dan Marino (51)
    6- John Elway (50
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    7- Donovan McNabb (47)
    8- Eli Manning (46)
    9- Drew Bledsoe (45)
    10- Troy Aikman (44)
    11- Peyton Manning (42)


    Other Hall of Famers: Namath (39), Terry Bradshaw (36), Montana (32)
    Last edited by LukeDaniel; 06-20-2013 at 10:10 AM.




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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    Yup...definitely a bum, that Flacco.
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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    wins are a tough stat to use to prove how good or bad a QB he is. Remember that a couple years ago, Matt Cassel QB'd an 11 win team the whole year. I know you will be posting other stats that go along with this, but all that wins as a stat prove is that Joe Flacco was the starting QB on an outstanding NFL team for his first 5 years. Whether he was the biggest piece of that or just along for a ride, or in the middle, is what the other stats will fill in.
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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    To be fair, a lot of QBs don't start the first game of their rookie season and keep starting; also some are very high picks for terrible teams that take a while to get better.
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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    Everything that Ravenswintitle says and the old timers deserve to be graded on a curve since the regular season was only 14 games long.


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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    wins are a tough stat to use to prove how good or bad a QB he is. Remember that a couple years ago, Matt Cassel QB'd an 11 win team the whole year. I know you will be posting other stats that go along with this, but all that wins as a stat prove is that Joe Flacco was the starting QB on an outstanding NFL team for his first 5 years. Whether he was the biggest piece of that or just along for a ride, or in the middle, is what the other stats will fill in.
    I hear what your saying but it seems that all of the critics put wins/losses at the top of the stat sheet when it comes to rating the QB. Also, plug any one of the many QB's that have come through the system over the past 17 years in the starting line up over the past 5 years, and then ask yourself: Would we have won as many games?
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    Re: A historical comparison of Joe Flacco through year #5- Part One

    I think it can be tricky when considering a year or two (Matt Cassel, Mark Sanchez).

    However, five years ain't no fluke.
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