Joe Flacco has a killer arm. We all know it. It was clear when he faced off with other quarterbacks before he was drafted, in recently surfaced film. And we see it on a regular basis during games.
But in what quantifiable way can we prove Flacco's arm is elite besides the arm test?
Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders recently posted a chart of NFL quarterbacks to see who throws the deepest deep ball. Joe came in 2nd on the list, and you will be beyond surprised at who is in front of him!
Who throws the deepest deep ball? Sorted by average air yards. Maybe RG3 & RT can learn from PM & AR. Quicker throw pic.twitter.com/uu2nukQIen— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) July 27, 2015
Flacco's deep ball averaged 31.5 yards in the air, more than everyone but Robert Griffin III's 33.2 yards. Flacco also had the 2nd highest sample size, with 243 attempts, which was only surpassed by Andrew Lucks 245 attempts.
So there you have it. Joe possesses a rocket, and he knows how to use it!