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Joe Flacco gets a little love from his NFL peers

Joe Flacco

was mocked by media and fans last month when he said that

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. “I wouldn’t be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way,” the

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quarterback explained.

But on Wednesday night, we learned that many of Flacco’s peers think pretty highly of him.

Flacco landed at No. 74

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, 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

Dallas Cowboys

quarterback

Tony Romo

and

New York Jets

(and former

Denver Broncos

) quarterback

Tim Tebow

. He was also higher than players such as

New England Patriots

defensive tackle

Vince Wilfork

,

Cincinnati Bengals

wide receiver

A.J. Green

,

Indianapolis Colts

defensive end

Dwight Freeney

, Cowboys tight end

Jason Witten

, and

Philadelphia Eagles

cornerback

Nnamdi Asomugha

.

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

AFC North

title since 2006, and an appearance in the

AFC

championship game.

What are your thoughts on Flacco’s ranking on this list? And which 10 quarterbacks do you think will be ranked ahead of him?

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