104 Facts About Joe Flacco


Joseph Vincent Flacco was born on January 16,1985 and is an American football quarterback who is a free agent.


Joe Flacco played college football at Delaware after transferring from Pittsburgh and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.


Joe Flacco has played for the Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets.


Joe Flacco was Baltimore's starting quarterback from 2008 until midway through the 2018 season, and helped lead the Ravens to the playoffs six times; during his tenure in Baltimore the Ravens won the AFC North twice, appeared in three AFC Championship Games, and beat the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII following the 2012 season.


Joe Flacco subsequently joined the New York Jets to back up Sam Darnold before becoming a starter for the Jets.


Joe Flacco signed with the Philadelphia Eagles that offseason but was traded back to the Jets after the latter lost starter Zach Wilson.


Joe Flacco was resigned by the Jets for the 2022 season.


Joe Flacco is known for having one of the strongest arms in the NFL.


Joe Flacco was born on January 16,1985 in Audubon, New Jersey, the eldest of five sons to Karen and Steve Joe Flacco.


The Joe Flacco family is originally from Haddon Township, New Jersey.


Joe Flacco played football, baseball, and basketball at Audubon High School and was the starting quarterback for the Green Wave.


Joe Flacco saw action in three games against Ohio University, University of Nebraska, and the University of South Florida.


Joe Flacco threw only four passes and finished the season with one completion for 11 yards and a 25-yard punt.


Joe Flacco transferred to the University of Delaware in 2005, but was not eligible to play that season.


Joe Flacco saw his first full-time action during the 2006 season, throwing for 2,783 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


Joe Flacco showed another solid performance in the first-ever meeting against the Delaware State Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.


Joe Flacco set 20 school records during his career at Delaware.


At Delaware, Joe Flacco was pessimistic about his chances to play in the NFL, and after his junior year asked his coach for permission to play baseball.


Joe Flacco won the long distance throw competition in ESPN's State Farm College Football All-Star Challenge with a 74-yard throw, beating out Matt Ryan, Colt Brennan, Chad Henne, and John David Booty, later winning the Taco Bell Quarterback Scramble with a time of 15.72 seconds.


Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta later stated the workouts left him confident Joe Flacco could succeed in the late-season conditions in Pittsburgh and Cleveland.


Joe Flacco was drafted by the Ravens in the first round as the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft after the team traded out of the eighth overall selection to the 26th, then up again.


Joe Flacco was the first Division I-FCS quarterback selected in the first round of the draft since Steve McNair went third overall to the Houston Oilers in the 1995 NFL Draft.


Joe Flacco played for the Ravens for 11 seasons, from 2008 to 2018, becoming renowned as one of the league's top quarterbacks.


Joe Flacco completed 15 of 29 passes for 129 yards, his longest pass being a 15-yard play to Derrick Mason.


Joe Flacco threw no touchdowns and no interceptions in his debut, but he had a 38-yard rushing touchdown, which was the longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback in Ravens' franchise history at the time.


Joe Flacco completed 9-of-23 attempted passes, accumulating 135 yards without throwing a touchdown or interception.


Joe Flacco scored the victory-sealing rushing touchdown on a quarterback draw in the 4th quarter.


Joe Flacco then won his second game against the Tennessee Titans.


Joe Flacco made tight-window throws to Todd Heap and Mark Clayton on the go ahead scoring drive in the 4th quarter to set up a game-winning field goal from Matt Stover.


Joe Flacco became the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games.


Joe Flacco was named the Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year in January 2009.


Joe Flacco threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, along with 18 yards rushing.


Joe Flacco threw one interception and had a quarterback rating of 95.8.


In Week 15 against the Chicago Bears, Joe Flacco broke his personal record for most touchdowns thrown in a game with four, while throwing for 234 passing yards and completing 72 percent of his passes, earning him a career-high passer rating of 135.6.


Joe Flacco tied his interception number from his rookie season of 12.


Joe Flacco then hooked up with prized offseason acquisition wide receiver Anquan Boldin for three touchdowns while throwing no interceptions and accumulating a passer rating of 128.7.


On December 26,2010, with a win against the Cleveland Browns, Joe Flacco became one of only four NFL quarterbacks to lead his team to the playoffs in all three of his first three seasons.


Joe Flacco finished the game 16-of-30 for 125 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.


Joe Flacco was ranked 90th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.


Joe Flacco had his best game of the season in Week 3 against the St Louis Rams.


Joe Flacco went 27-of-48 with a season-high 389 yards through the air and three touchdowns, all in the first quarter and to rookie wideout Torrey Smith.


Joe Flacco had a 103.6 rating, as well as 27 yards rushing and a lost fumble.


Joe Flacco had three more 300-yard games during the regular season: against the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, and Steelers.


Joe Flacco won all three of these games, sweeping Pittsburgh for the first time in his career, but lost fumbles in each one.


Joe Flacco threw for 3,610 yards, 20 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, and had one rushing score.


Joe Flacco averaged 225.6 yards per game, was sacked 31 times over the course of the season and set a new career high with six lost fumbles.


Joe Flacco finished the year with an 80.9 QB rating.


Joe Flacco played poorly in a Week 12 rematch with the Steelers, completing only 16 of 34 passes for 188 yards with one touchdown and an interception.


On January 6,2013, in the Wild Card round against the Indianapolis Colts, Joe Flacco finished the game 12 of 23 for 282 yards, two touchdowns, and a career postseason high 125.6 passer rating.


Joe Flacco threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns, notching his third straight game with a passer rating over 100.


Joe Flacco finished the postseason having completed 73-of-126 passes for 1,140 yards with 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions, tying Montana and Kurt Warner for the most touchdowns in a single postseason and additionally tying Montana for the most touchdowns without an interception in a single postseason.


Joe Flacco was ranked 19th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.


On March 4,2013, Joe Flacco became the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history when he signed a six-year contract worth $120.6 million.


Joe Flacco's passer rating was a career low 73.1, approximately 7 points lower than Flacco's previous worst season passer rating.


Joe Flacco was sacked more times than he was in any other season in his career.


Joe Flacco was ranked 58th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.


Joe Flacco finished the game completing 35 of 62 passes and throwing for a season-high 345 passing yards along with a touchdown and an interception, with a passer rating of 71.0.


Joe Flacco had his best game of the season in Week 6, and one of the best games of his career.


Joe Flacco wasn't sacked and had a season-high passer rating of 149.7.


Joe Flacco became the fastest quarterback to throw five touchdown passes, as it only took him 16 minutes and 3 seconds.


Joe Flacco earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the third time in his career.


Joe Flacco played his worst game of the season, and arguably the worst of his career.


Joe Flacco finished completing 21 of 50 passes for 195 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions with a season-low passer rating of 41.7.


Joe Flacco finished the game with 22 of 36 completed passes, 312 passing yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions with a passer rating of 107.6.


Joe Flacco was sacked one time, which caused one of his two fumbles in the game.


Joe Flacco set highs in passing yards, passing touchdowns, times sacked, fumbles, and fumbles lost.


Joe Flacco attempted and completed the second most single-season passes in his career and tied his mark for second fewest interceptions thrown in a regular season.


From Weeks 2 through 4, Joe Flacco was not sacked at all.


Joe Flacco was sacked once, after getting tripped up by his offensive lineman on the Ravens' first offensive play of the game.


Joe Flacco continued his streak of winning a game in his team's first round of the playoffs.


Joe Flacco fell 39 spots from the previous year, where he was ranked number 58.


The Ravens began their 2015 season in a road game against the Denver Broncos, the place where Joe Flacco had his breakout playoff performance nearly three years earlier.


Joe Flacco threw a pass into the end zone, intended for double-covered tight end Crockett Gillmore, which was intercepted by safety, and former Raven, Darian Stewart, officially ending the game for Baltimore.


In Week 2, against the Oakland Raiders, Joe Flacco bounced back by going 32-of-45 with 384 yards and two touchdown passes to Crockett Gillmore, with a 102.5 passer rating.


Joe Flacco finished the season with 266 completed passes out of 413 attempts, 2,791 yards, 14 touchdowns, 12 interceptions, an 83.1 passer rating, three rushing touchdowns and five fumbles, losing two.


Joe Flacco's injury ended his streak of consecutive starts at 122 games.


On March 2,2016, Joe Flacco agreed to a three-year extension to remain with the team.


Joe Flacco posted a career-high and franchise record 4,317 passing yards, the first time he reached at least 4,000 yards, but only threw 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, the second highest of his career.


Joe Flacco posted a 6.4 average per attempt, tying his career worst.


Joe Flacco completed a career-high and franchise best 436 completions, and a career-high and franchise best 672 attempts.


Joe Flacco left the game, and was relieved by Ryan Mallett for the rest.


Joe Flacco finished the season starting all 16 games, throwing for 3,141 yards and 18 touchdowns with 13 interceptions.


Joe Flacco fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter, ending the chance for a comeback.


Joe Flacco made his debut at Empower Field at Mile High in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears.


In Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Joe Flacco threw for 213 yards.


Joe Flacco finished the 2019 season posting 1,822 passing yards, six touchdowns, five interceptions, and an 85.1 passer rating in eight games.


On May 27,2020, Joe Flacco signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the New York Jets as the backup quarterback to 2018 first-round pick Sam Darnold.


Joe Flacco was activated from the list at the start of the regular season on September 5,2020.


On October 7,2020, Joe Flacco was named the starter against the Arizona Cardinals due to Darnold's shoulder injury.


In Week 9 against the New England Patriots, Joe Flacco was again thrust into the starting role after Darnold re-injured his shoulder the previous week.


Joe Flacco had his best game of the season, going 18 for 25 for 262 yards and three touchdowns while passing Joe Montana for 20th on the all-time passing yards list.


On March 25,2021, Joe Flacco signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to 2020 second-round pick Jalen Hurts.


Joe Flacco served as a backup to Mike White and Josh Johnson for his first three games back with the Jets, coming into the Week 10 game against the Buffalo Bills in relief of White.


Joe Flacco completed all three of his pass attempts for 47 yards and a touchdown.


On November 17,2021, Joe Flacco was named the starting quarterback for the Jets' Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins.


On March 16,2022, Joe Flacco re-signed with the Jets for one year and $3.5 million.


Joe Flacco was announced as the starter for the first three weeks of the season due to an injury to starter Zach Wilson.


Joe Flacco signed a three-year contract with Reebok as a rookie in 2008.


Joe Flacco has endorsed Nike and 1st Mariner Bank, as well as Haribo since January 2013.


Also in 2013, Joe Flacco signed an endorsement deal with McDonald's to promote their new menu item, the Mighty Wings.


Joe Flacco has teamed up with opendorse to promote a Zynga mobile application called "NFL Showdown: Football Manager" as well as a line of women's apparel for Spirit Football Jersey.


Joe Flacco is the oldest of the five boys in his family.


Joe Flacco's brothers are named Mike, John, Brian, and Tom, and he has a sister named Stephanie.


In 2018, Joe Flacco made a donation of an undisclosed amount to University of Delaware athletics.