Analyst: Flacco Will Lead Broncos Despite Mentor Comment

Joe Flacco believes it is his job to win football games, not mentor rookie quarterbacks

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
May 17, 2019 - 10:46 am
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Joe Flacco does not believe it is his job to mentor rookie quarterback Drew Lock. Rather, he believes it is his job to win games. 

The Broncos believe he can do that.

“(He brings) veteran leadership,” NFL insider Benjamin Allbright said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “He’s kind of been around, seen it all. His resume does include a Super Bowl, so he obviously knows how to win or has the ability to get you there with the right pieces around him.”

Flacco, 34, led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win over the 49ers in February 2013. But he has just one playoff win over the last six seasons.

The Broncos, meanwhile, haven’t won a playoff game since Peyton Manning led them to a Super Bowl win over Carolina in February 2016.

“I think the Broncos want somebody with a steady hand who’s kind of seen it all and has the ability to make all the throws,” Allbright said. “Maybe Joe is a little past his prime, but after a steady diet of Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum, Joe Flacco has the fan base a little more optimistic than those names.” 

The Broncos open the 2019 season with a road game against the Raiders on Monday Night Football on Sept. 9.

Click below to listen to Allbright’s interview in its entirety.