By now, we've all heard Flacco's agent claim he is a top five guy at QB. Brees, Rodgers, Peyton, Brady and Big Ben are the most obvious past benchmarks he had to overcome but the game is shifting to a more mobile QB prototype. After Saturday, I'd like to anoint him to top five status but I wonder what his real value is. Would SF trade Colin K for him right now? How about Indy/Luck or Seattle/Wilson.
Joe's style really seems to lend itself to keeping him healthy and this bodes well for the next contractual commitment the Ravens will need to make but the shifting sands of the game could make the team play an atypical style versus the competition.
As Manning, Brees, Ben and Brady inevitably drop off due to age and wear, Flacco could be the only pure pocket passer who ranks in the top five or ten in the coming years.
I'm curious though as to how folks really view him now. But please focus on his value to others instead of how good you feel about his place here.