Cool facts about Joe Flacco
By: Jake Rajala
The New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson dodged a bullet (also known as an ACL tear), but he could still miss Week 1’s match-up against the Baltimore Ravens. Hence, it makes a ton of sense to expect that Joe Flacco could start against his former team. Flacco may be laid-back, but I’m sure he will have a chip on his shoulder to beat the team that helped him land in a brutal, rebuilding situation. With that stated, I’m going to untwine five interesting facts about Flacco.
- He went to the University of Delaware
Flacco shined as the signal-caller for the University of Delaware. Per Blue Hens, he still has the record for most passing yards in a season (4,263), 300-yard passing games (11), and career completion percentage (.634). Other notable alumni from the University of Delaware include President Joe Biden, Adam Osborne, and Rich Gannon.
It shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Flacco had a knack for excelling in baseball. He was a former State Championship pitcher & he even contemplated on playing baseball in the summer before his senior year. Although, Flacco’s football coach convinced him that he should focus on football and that he has a legitimate chance to play in the NFL.
- Flacco hasn’t made it to the Pro Bowl
The Ravens signal-caller has won a Super Bowl ring, led the Ravens to five 10+ win seasons, but he hasn’t garnered a Pro Bowl nod. With that said, he’s undoubtedly the best QB to fail to make the Pro Bowl in his career.
- Flacco is an ITSJ personality type
Flacco is pegged as an ISTJ personality type – which is sincerely an authentic MBTI. ISTJ stands for introverted, thinking, sensory, and judgment. ISTJs are comprised of 11.6% of the population. Other MBTIs of notable QBs are ENFP for Tom Brady, ENFP for Drew Brees, and Patrick Mahomes. It’s clear that Flacco is a unique individual and an authentic QB.
- Flacco has a brother that was a professional quarterback
It’s clear that arm talent is in the Flacco blood – as Joe has a younger brother, Tom, who played in the CFL with the Ottawa Redblacks. Tom played at Western Michigan University prior to his jump to the professional level. He is 27 years old (which is a decade younger than Joe).