Here we go. Here is that talk of Joe Flacco and elite coming up. That talk that we were worried about hearing with a Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl win.
There is already chatter from Chargers fans saying that our team would be better off with Joe Flacco at quarterback over Philip Rivers. There is already chatter that Joe Flacco is a better quarterback than Philip Rivers.
Is Joe Flacco better than Philip Rivers?
This year he is. Last year he might have been also.
Joe Flacco is NOT a better quarterback than Philip Rivers. The Baltimore Ravens had a better TEAM surrounding Flacco. They have better protection for him and they have better receivers around him. They are Super Bowl champions because their TEAM is better.
How quickly we forget the greatness of Philip Rivers. Rivers passed for 4000+ yards in 4 seasons and also led the team to the league’s best offense just a couple of seasons ago, but all people remember are his interceptions the last few seasons and the fact that he has missed the playoffs for 3 straight seasons. It wasn’t too long ago that we were debating if Philip was a Hall of Fame player or not.
Surround Philip with some weapons and give him time to throw the football and he will put up those video game numbers all over again. That is what Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco will be working to do this offseason. Offensive lineman will be high on the priority list. We might look at some receivers and we will look into adding another running back. Philip Rivers will be the key for this team to make it back into the playoffs.
Think about who was making plays on offense for the Chargers last season. Malcom Floyd is at best a number 2 receiver. Our best receiver was Danario Alexander, who was roaming the streets until we gave him a chance. Our best running back was Ronnie Brown who couldn’t really run the football. Ryan Mathews proved to be injury prone again and still was fighting through fumble issues. The offense needs weapons!
Share your opinions Beaters. Do you agree? Or do you think that Joe Flacco is a better QB than Philip?