The madness began when Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta decided to fix his mouth and utter “Joe Flacco” and “top five quarterback” in the same sentence.
We all laughed and disregarded the comment as just an agent trying to get the most money for his quarterback. Because there was just no way that Linta or even Flacco believed that Flacco was really a top five quarterback.
But alas, we were wrong.
So wrong that not only does Joe Flacco believe he’s a top five quarterback, he believes that he’s the best quarterback in the league. And said as much in an interview with WNST in Baltimore.
On if he believes he’s a top-five quarterback, as his agent stated he was earlier this offseason:
“Without a doubt. What do you expect me to say? … I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback. I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, c’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question. But that doesn’t mean that things are gonna work out that way. It just means that that’s the way it is, that’s the way I feel it is, and that’s the way I feel it should be.”
We know what you’re trying to say, Joe. We also know that you shouldn’t being saying it, Joe.
So please, Joe. We beg you. Stop this madness.
You’re not a top five quarterback. It’s okay.
You’re still pretty good.