I’ll keep this one short because there’s not much to debate here.
Is Joe Flacco an elite QB?
He’s close. He’s very close.
His team’s new offensive strategy allows him to get the ball up in the air more often and he does have some talented guys to throw to. He’s got a big arm that can go downfield and he’s got some touch throws in the arsenal as well. He’s not a complete stiff in the pocket and will get on the move when pressure comes his way.
He’s got enough Romo/Cutler in him to keep him out of the elite level. He’ll look like a 10 time All-Star for a majority of a game and make a completely boneheaded play, throwing an INT into double coverage when he didn’t need to. If he cuts down on the dumb stuff, he’s got a shot @ joining the big boys in the elite cirlce.
But until then, he’ll just be very good with a shot at being great/elite/top of the pops/BMOC, etc etc…