QJoe Flacco QB BAL 1 month ago

Flacco (torn ACL) recently began running and throwing short passes, ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flacco also said he's been able to put weight on his left knee, even doing squats in the weight room. He hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, and while that may be a bit optimistic, the rapid progress bodes well for his Week 1 availability. With Steve Smith (Achilles), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) also recovering from major injuries, the entire Baltimore passing game will require close monitoring in the coming months. The team did sign a pair of veteran reinforcements in the form of Mike Wallace and Ben Watson.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 2 months ago

Flacco relayed Saturday that the health of his left knee is improving by the week, Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official site reports. He further noted, "To be honest with you, I believe [I'm on track for training camp], but it's not like I've been told a timeline or anything like that. I can't really say one way or another. I can tell each week that by the end of the week I'm feeling sore and I'm hurting, and by the next Monday I'm feeling better than I did last Monday."

Competitive Edge Analysis

At the NFL owners meetings last month, head coach John Harbaugh stated his belief that Flacco is on track to be healthy by the start of training camp, which is a far-fetched opinion considering surgery was performed to repair a torn ACL in the quarterback's left knee on Dec. 8. In reality, Flacco is in danger of missing time at the outset of the upcoming campaign, after logging the first DNPs of his career following the season-ending injury. When healthy, though, he'll have some new toys to play with after the free-agent additions of Mike Wallace and Ben Watson.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 2 months ago

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Flacco (knee) is on track to be ready for training camp, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite Harbaugh's optimism, Flacco will likely be absent or limited for the start of training camp, having undergone surgery Dec. 8 to repair a torn ACL. Teammates Steve Smith (Achilles), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Crockett Gillmore (shoulder) are also recovering from significant injuries, but the Ravens are hopeful to have everyone available by Week 1.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 3 months ago

Flacco agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Ravens on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The extension will keep him in purple and black through the 2021 season, and potentially the end of his career. The Delaware product remains in recovery from a torn ACL, and has nine months from the surgery date (Dec. 8) to be ready for Week 1 of the 2016 campaign. When healthy, Flacco remains a middling fantasy quarterback, with two of the team's expected top receiving options in Steve Smith (Achilles) and Breshad Perriman (knee) returning from major injuries as well. The Ravens may also supplement the receiving options in the NFL Draft, but a lot of question marks surround the passing game heading into 2016.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 4 months ago

Flacco (torn ACL) said his recovery is going well so far, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Ravens tentatively expect Flacco to be ready by Week 1, and the quarterback recently echoed that sentiment in an interview with Baltimore's WBAL Radio. He tore his ACL on Nov. 22 and had surgery Dec. 8, giving him nine months to recover before the start of the 2016 season. It remains to be seen what kind of talent he'll be surrounded by, as Steve Smith (Achilles) and 2015 first-round draft pick Breshad Perriman (knee) are working their way back from serious injuries of their own. The Ravens also have 2015 breakout performer Kamer Aiken, along with a promising group of tight ends, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the team add more skill-position talent in the draft. Although a potential contract renegotiation might lead to some offseason headlines, Flacco is certain to be back with the team in 2016. Any negotiating will just be a matter of deferring part of his cap hit to 2017 and 2018.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 6 months ago

An MRI confirmed that Flacco tore both his ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Rams, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, coach John Harbaugh noted that indications at this stage are that Flacco will be ready for training camp next season, but in the meantime, the Ravens will turn to veteran signal-caller Matt Schaub and a backup to be named later.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 6 months ago

Flacco is done for the season due to a knee injury that he sustained in Sunday's win over the Rams.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a torn ACL for Flacco, with Matt Schaub currently the Ravens' only healthy option at the QB position for the time being.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 6 months ago3 Comments

Flacco completed 34-of-45 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns, but also turned the ball over three times with a fumble and two interceptions Sunday against Jacksonville. He added two carries for 17 yards on the ground.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flacco posted robust totals in the yardage and touchdown categories, but his season-high three turnovers proved costly as Baltimore ultimately lost the game. He has surpassed 300 passing yards in three of his last four games, and seemed to cope fairly well with the absence of top receiver Steve Smith (Achilles) in this one. Flacco faces a tough Rams pass defense at home next week, so he will have to clean up his game if he wants to replicate his recent success.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 25-of-37 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Chargers. He also rushed four times for two yards and scored on the ground.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flacco connected with nine different receivers, though the biggest news out of the game is that wideout Steve Smith, who led the team with 82 yards Sunday, suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. The Ravens' wideouts aren't exactly an elite unit, and now Flacco will be without his top target. Fantasy owners will have to look for a short-term replacement anyway, as the Ravens are off in Week 9 before facing the Jaguars in Week 10.

QJoe Flacco QB BAL 7 months ago

Flacco completed 26-of-40 passes for 252 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's loss to the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Flacco averaged under 6.5 yards per attempt for the fourth straight game, evidencing the struggles Baltimore's passing game has endured with a patchwork group of wide receivers. However, with the Ravens also struggling to run the ball Monday, Flacco still engineered a late-game drive to put them in position to force overtime. While his lone interception ultimately came on that final drive, Flacco did toss a touchdown and complete a two-point conversion earlier in the game. On the whole, Flacco did well considering the options at his disposal, but once again the Ravens fell short of winning.