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Flacco still flinging at 40?

Joe Flacco says playing another 10 years is no problem

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

While not a single person here has their minds focused on the 2025 season, Joe Flacco believes he'll still be around another decade.

Joe, who turned 30 in January, is already believing he could snap his helmet tight for another decade.

"I don't feel any worse because of my age yet. I'm not going to be 50 and playing. I hope I'm 40, but 50, no."  spoke the quarterback after his organized team activity recently.

Flacco is in fact one of the younger quarterbacks in the league, and with No. 5 only being 30-years-young, has a lot left in the tank to dominate for awhile. To take notice quarterbacks getting up their in age are Peyton Manning and Tom Brady (39 & 37 respectively), have also been to the last two Super Bowls. I am one to say that this is a team stat but the proof is these phenomenal quarterbacks are still able to win the games, and put up gawdy numbers in the upper 30s.

This is even more achievable if the quarterback has yet to miss a game from injury like Flacco has done. One of the few quarterbacks in the NFL to still hold onto their starting job for every game, missing not a single contest due to injury, Flacco has less wear-and-tear on him than other plus-30 quarterbacks like Tony Romo and Ben Roethlisberger. With a sturdy offensive line around him last season, Flacco saw the lowest number of sacks of his career and could see that number go down even lower in 2015. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that fewer big hits means fewer aches as a guy gets older.

Good news is we aren't exactly caring right now about 2025. Baltimore and all Ravens fans alike are here for this season, which last I checked is looking mighty exciting with new additions to the squad.

So Joe, please calm the talk of another decade down, and let's enjoy what we've got going on now.