We all know the argument well; it has been researched, written about, and regurgitated by the Baltimore media and blogs like us, over and over again. Flacco is a top quarterback, a winner, we wouldn't trade him for any other quarterback. Around the rest of the country, the media and fans think of him as mediocre, overpaid, and just plain old boring. They do not bother to look past the surface, look into the numbers, and discover just how good Joe Flacco really is. All they care is: he does not put up stats which will win me my fantasy league.
So it will come as a great surprise, that a writer from a national site, MMQB, had just thrown it out there: Joe Flacco is a superstar! Out of nowhere, Benoit has flown in the face of convention and asked the question everyone ignores: When will people realize Joe Flacco is one of the NFL's superstars.
He brings all the same stats and accomplishments, but of course it means more because no one can call him a Ravens 'homer'.
Here is what he says about the man dubbed by fans as 'January Joe':