In a phone interview with The Baltimore Sun this week, Namath said that he has a been of fan of Flacco's ever since he first saw him play with the Ravens and he doesn't believe "you can give Flacco too much
"A lot of that respect comes from knowing how tough the position can be at times, what kind of valleys we can get into mentally, emotionally. We make errors and you know as a quarterback, when you make an error, a bad decision, it has a major impact on the game most of the time. When you lose games because you feel like it's your fault, it takes a tough guy to be able to live with that and then come back and rise to the occasion," Namath said. "I'm a fan of Joe because I know this has not all been good for him. He's had the tough times yet he's steely, he's in command. I know he's a tough guy and I've never met him. I can tell by watching him work. He's also physically tough."
Namath downplayed Flacco getting the best of Luck and Manning, and his individual matchup tomorrow with the
quarterback’s 7-4 playoff record and leading the Ravens to the postseason every year he’s been in the
“The fact of the matter is Joe Namath never played
Yet there are still some Ravens' fans who haven't embraced the idea that Flacco is the team's franchise quarterback. Namath said that comes with the territory.