Joe Flacco is every bit the “Average Joe” he appears to be.
While many athletes would be out celebrating at a club or fancy restaurant after signing a contract worth $52 million guaranteed, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback headed to the McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up some grub.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell says Flacco, who led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win in February, rolled through a McDonald’s in Aberdeen, Md., hours after signing his big contract with the team. His celebratory meal of choice? A 10-piece McNuggets meal with fries and a drink.
The story was related to Rovell by the McDonald’s employee who was working the drive-thru window. She even asked Flacco for his permission to take a photo, and he obliged.
Eating at normal places appears to be a regular thing for Flacco. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Flacco was at family pizza night in New Jersey when his contract news broke on Friday.
Flacco sure has that “everyman” quality about him. That’s probably why his father called him “dull” before the Super Bowl.
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