Joe Flacco calls it ‘miserable’ sitting on the bench for the Ravens
While the high point of winning the Super Bowl during the 2012-13 campaign was great, the low point was nearly as bad, as Flacco lost his starting job to rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson last season.
Flacco didn’t outright lose his job, as a hip injury forced him out of action after nine games and Jackson stepped in and was then handed the starting role, but for the remainder of the season, Flacco sat on the bench, which was a very depressing time for the 34-year-old.
“If I have to look back on Baltimore, it wasn’t very fun,” said Flacco of his final season with the Ravens, according to James Palmer of NFL Network. “It was miserable. Sitting on the bench not being able to contribute.”
During the time that Flacco was on the field in 2018, he threw for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 61.2 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 84.2.
The Voorhees, N.J. native, who played his collegiate football at the University of Delaware, was originally selected by Baltimore in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
He immediately started during his rookie campaign, and from 2008 through 2014, he did not miss a start under center for the Ravens. However, slowly but surely, Flacco began to decline, ultimately resulting in the Ravens trading him to the Broncos earlier this offseason.