The only Super Bowl-winning quarterback in Ravens history is an admirer of the quarterback who could become the second.
Trent Dilfer, who quarterbacked the Ravens to the 2000 Super Bowl, believes Joe Flacco is a little underrated and considers him one of the better quarterbacks in the league. Flacco and the Ravens play at the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.
"There's definitely four or five guys in the league that have a kind of a seat at the table of greatness. I'd say Joe and Matt Ryan and some of these other guys are at the next table," Dilfer said. "They're excellent. They're very, very good players. Many times Joe is underrated. I think he drives a lot of what they do and, when they're successful, a lot of it is because he's successful and he's making plays that are kind of outside the scheme. For that reason, I'm a big fan of Joe Flacco."
When Dilfer won the Super Bowl with the Ravens, Baltimore had one of the best defenses in NFL history. The Ravens are now on the verge of reaching the Super Bowl 12 years later because of their offense.
"I think that they've done a nice job in Baltimore weathering the storm of transitioning from a defense-driven team to an offense-driven team," Dilfer said. "And they're still not as consistent as some of the great offensive teams, but they're still offensive-driven. When they played good defense, it's because their offense is playing well."