Patrick Daugherty from Rotoworld took the time to rank all the quarterback situations in the NFL. Obviously the closer to #1, the better the situation for the quarterback. Flacco finds himself a little above middle-ground with a ranking at number 11.
Daugherty notes that Flacco is known for his lack of personality more than his ability to win big games and be consistent. He also mentions that Flacco will never be a 'breakout' type player but will keep the Ravens in the Super Bowl race for many more years.
More interesting than the analysis on Flacco himself is where Flacco ranks. At number 11, he is above players like the New York Giants' Eli Manning and the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo along with the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning. Obviously topping the list is Andrew Luck from the Colts and a lot of that has to do with the idea that Luck is still only 25 years old.
However, in the never ending debate and linking of these two quarterbacks, Matt Ryan finds himself all the way at number 4. Despite coming into the league at the same time as Flacco, Ryan has yet to achieve anywhere near the same amount as Flacco has even in his first year as a pro, much less their entire careers. With Flacco having won a Super Bowl and being named MVP, one could easily make the argument that their spots should be reversed as the Ravens would be insane to get rid of Flacco. Not to mention that the Ravens have had a less than stellar history of quarterbacking before Flacco, while the Falcons have been competitive with Michael Vick at the helm.
Another notable name is Ben Roethlisberger, which makes sense at the number 5 spot. Despite being the Ravens' rival, Roethlisberger has been consistently one of the better quarterbacks in the league even with the number of hits he's taken over the years. With a new contract for Ben, the Steelers have all but assured that he is a Steeler for life.
Honestly this list makes absolutely no sense and it seems to be a mix of who the writer feels is better and what team has the better quarterback situation. For quarterbacks like Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan to be as high as they are while Flacco is in the middle rankings, the writer has to be looking almost solely at regular season stats instead of the number of wins, post season success or even the contract situations of the quarterbacks themselves.