Flacco on backup role: 'It is what it is'
Joe Flacco admitted to reporters Friday that it's tough not being on the front lines of preparations for the NFL playoffs.
Six years ago, Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens won a Super Bowl championship. Now, after a midseason injury sidelined him and rookie Lamar Jackson impressed, Flacco will be Jackson's backup when the Ravens host the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday in the AFC wild-card game.
"It's definitely not the most fun position in the world. It is what it is," said Flacco, who turns 34 this month.
Flacco injured his hip in November, and Jackson would not relinquish the starting spot. Jackson is 6-1 in seven starts and led the Ravens to a 10-6 record and the AFC North title.
The Ravens are expected to cut ties with Flacco in the offseason, so Sunday could be his final chance to put on a Ravens uniform. Following the Super Bowl win in 2013, the Ravens signed Flacco to a six-year contract worth $120.6 million, which was a record for a quarterback at the time.
"I haven't really thought too much about it, to be honest with you. It is what it is," said Flacco, a first-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2008. "We're a No. 4 seed. There's always a possibility that in the final round before the Super Bowl you can come back here. So you never know."
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