NEW YORK (WFAN) — Andrew Luck. Peyton Manning. Tom Brady. Colin Kaepernick.
Joe Flacco outdueled all four quarterbacks — two rising stars and two tried-and-true greats — this postseason, the final win a Lombardi-clincher for the Baltimore Ravens against San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.
What’s it all mean?
If you’re Ravens running back Ray Rice, it proves Flacco is the top quarterback in the NFL.
“You know what? If you had to put it in perspective right now, Joe Flacco is the best quarterback in football right now,” Rice told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Wednesday. “I’m not saying that because it’s my guy, but look who — he beat Tom Brady. He beat Peyton Manning. Who else is out there?”
Flacco was named the Super Bowl MVP on Sunday. And with free agency on tap, he’ll want to be paid like one.
“I’ve said it all along … we go as far as Joe Flacco wants to take us,” Rice said. “And this ride just proves it.”