Jan 25, 1987; Pasadena, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms (11) passes against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XXI at the Rose Bowl. The Giants defeated the Broncos 39-20. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE
Former New York Giants QB Phil Simms knows what it takes to be a great quarterback in the NFL. One of the better teams in the late 80's and early 90's, the New York Giants won two Super Bowls (1987 & 1991) with Simms under center. Despite being the ranked 21st in passing yardage in NFL history, Simms has yet to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but has made a solid post-playing career as an NFL TV analyst.
So when Simms breaks down the game's current QB's, people sit up, take notice and listen. Regarding Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Simms acknowledges that the run-first mentality that has been the reputation of this offense has probably actually hindered Flacco's progression to an elite QB in the league right now.
In part of a story on BaltimoreRavens.com, Simms says if Joe was on a team where he needed to air it out to carry the offense, he'd put up "staggering numbers." Furthermore, as noted in the title of this story, Simms said, "I don't think he's good. I think he's awesome!"