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#pounditFriday, September 17, 2021

Report: Joe Flacco having best camp of his career

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco apparently might be responding now that he’s facing a serious challenge to his starting quarterback job.

According to Peter King of NBC Sports, one individual familiar with the Baltimore Ravens said Flacco is having “far and away” the best training camp of his career so far. King said Flacco was making great throws with both power and accuracy, and was very impressive.

Flacco more or less confirmed that the team’s decision to draft Lamar Jackson in the first round was a big motivator.

“There’s definitely a certain feeling you have,” Flacco said. “I don’t know if it’s the worst feeling in the world, but it’s definitely means something. There’s definitely a little bit of a message in there. But this is the NFL, man. I’ve been in it for 10 years, seen pretty much everything. Surprised by this [the drafting of Jackson] a little bit. My approach is I’m gonna show these guys every day what kind of quarterback I am, and I can’t really worry about anything else.”

Jackson is apparently doing well, too, leaving the Ravens with an interesting situation. For now, Flacco looks like the clear starter, though the knives will come out if he stumbles.

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