was mocked by media and fans last month when he said that
. “I wouldn’t be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way,” the
But on Wednesday night, we learned that many of Flacco’s peers think pretty highly of him.
Flacco landed at No. 74
, which is selected by NFL players themselves. Now they clearly didn’t agree with the notion that he’s the NFL’s best quarterback --
-- but he moved up 16 spots from last year’s list.
This year, Flacco has been ranked higher than
. He was also higher than players such as
, Cowboys tight end
Flacco completed a career-low 57.6 percent of his passes in 2011 for 3,610 yards and 20 touchdowns. He committed 18 turnovers (12 interceptions and six fumbles lost), but led the Ravens to a 12-4 regular-season record, their first
title since 2006, and an appearance in the