Donald Trump is taking notice of the resurgent Joe Flacco. Flacco’s impressive performances have propelled the Cleveland Browns into the playoffs, marking their first postseason appearance since 2020. In the recent win against the New York Jets, Flacco threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns, solidifying his legendary status in a brief tenure with the team.
Since joining the Browns in November, Flacco has consistently thrown for over 250 yards and two touchdowns in each of his five starts, surpassing 300 yards in his last four games.
Even Donald Trump, the former President, expressed admiration for Flacco back in 2015. At that time, Trump referred to Flacco as a “very elite quarterback” who had won a Super Bowl.
Flacco, playing for the Baltimore Ravens at the time, had overcome challenges, including a torn ACL that sidelined him for the final six games of the 2015 season. Despite the setback, Flacco finished the season with 2,791 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, leading to a three-year contract extension with the Ravens.
Now, Flacco’s unexpected resurgence with the Browns is drawing attention, and Trump, known for commenting on various matters, has found himself in the midst of the conversation.
The former President’s past endorsement of Flacco’s elite status adds an interesting layer to the quarterback’s journey, as he becomes a potential key player for the Browns in the upcoming playoffs.