The agent for Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco got a bunch of flack when he said he felt his client should be paid as a top five quarterback in the NFL. Most people don't see Joe as one of the five best in the game, but he does have an argument to be included in the discussion of the top ten. Flacco disagrees with both of these assessments, saying recently that he considers himself the best in the league.
From an interview posted at Sports Radio Interviews, Joe sat down with WNST Radio in Baltimore to discuss how he's moved on from such a soul-crushing finish to the year, also commenting on if he was able to actually watch the Super Bowl (he only saw the last four minutes), on how he handles the constant criticism and on his contract, which expires after the 2012 season.
Flacco broke down the perceived lack of attention the Ravens have received nationally, and also spoke about the two goats of that final game, Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff. Finally, in reference to comments made last month by his agent, he stated that he not only believes he's a top-five quarterback, but the best in the league, saying,
"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 think 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 that way I feel it should be."