Is Joe Flacco Working His Way Toward a Monster Contract Re-Up?

January 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Five years into his career, Joe Flacco might have finally thrown a career-defining pass.
His 70-yard touchdown strike to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left tied the Ravens with the Denver Broncos, showing exactly what Flacco could do in crunch time. Flacco earned himself a lot of money with this performance.
Gauging Flacco's performance and expectations has always been hard, if not impossible. For every 300-yard, three-touchdown performance is a 150-yard, two-turnover performance. For every brilliant touchdown is a missed opportunity. The only word that consistently defines Flacco is inconsistent.
In the past two games, Flacco has begun to change that word to clutch.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to close observers: Flacco has been dynamite in the playoffs three years straight. Since 2011, Flacco has exceed a passer rating of 95.0 in six of seven playoff starts. In that span, he's thrown 12 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
What makes Flacco's performanc...

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