Joe Flacco wants everyone to know he’s not close to being washed up, and that he has not reached his full potential yet entering his 12th season.
Flacco and the Denver Broncos completed their first training camp practice on Thursday, and afterward the quarterback spoke with local media.
After praising John Elway — calling him “the man” — Flacco made it clear he still has a passion to play and can continue to get better:
“I feel like I have a lot left in the tank and can do a lot more than I have in my 11 years in the league,” Flacco said, per Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic.
Flacco also pointed to Roger Federer, who pushed Novak Djokovic to the limit and then some during the Wimbledon Men’s Final last Sunday.
He said he tries to emulate how unflappable Federer is when he plays, saying, “That’s the way I want to be.”
Flacco has certainly been able to maintain his cool under pressure throughout his career. Now the big question on everyone’s mind is whether he really does have enough left in the tank to shrug off a few mediocre seasons in Baltimore and lead Denver back to the playoffs.