Joe Flacco Will Reportedly Play Johnny Unitas in Final Scenes of Upcoming Film

April 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is doing pretty well for himself these days. He led the Ravens to a Super Bowl title, signed a lucrative extension and now gets to play Johnny Unitas in the upcoming film Unitas We Stand, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.
Flacco will portray Unitas in scenes chronicling the Colts' 1958 championship, according to the report.
Joe Unitas, Johnny Unitas' son, said the Baltimore ties were important to him. He also said that Flacco reminded him of his father, given the way he plays the game.
"A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad," Unitas said. "He's not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there's a little fist pump. He understands his job is all about winning."
Joe Unitas actually said it was "humbling" for Flacco to play his father in the upcoming film. That's quite the turn of events for a quarterback who's been a polarizing figure throughout his career, especially a...

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