I've been an advocate for all kinds of upgrades at this position at #5's expense this offseason, so now that the QB position is pretty much set, I felt it time to give him his props.
Joe has a great, strong arm. He is deceptively mobile and has proven to be able to avoid heat. He bounces back from adversity well. He still has upside and practices hard.
I do wish that he had another Coordinator, but he works well with a QB coach, so my hope will reside there. I would like to point out that all my ideas were for Hall-of-Fame-type upgrades, not just any Q. A Super Bowl ring + a passing title = upgrade. Now that we have signed Painter, whom I like, we are set at the position for the preseason. I'm looking forward to fully backing Flacco as the season ensues.
The guy has proven to be able to bring the team back at the end of games. That will be a huge asset going forward. Now, we just have to help him with the fundamentals. Let's do this!