Joe Flacco isn’t happy with how he’s entering the postseason.
The long-time quarterback won’t be starting under center in the Ravens’ wild-card game against the Chargers. Instead, he is backing up rookie starter Lamar Jackson, who will make history this weekend as the youngest play-caller to start in a playoff game.
“It’s definitely not the most fun position in the world,” Flacco told media Friday. “It is what it is.”
Jackson took over the starting job after Flacco went down with an injury in Week 9. When Flacco was healthy again later in the year, the Ravens stuck with Jackson and Baltimore has gone 6-1 since. The team’s only loss came at the hands of No. 1 seed Kansas City in overtime in Week 14.
There have been rumors this could be Flacco’s last season with the Ravens, but the once Super Bowl MVP would rather focus on the team’s next opponent even if his role is limited.
“I haven’t really thought too much about it, to be honest with you. It is what it is,” Flacco said. “We’re a No. 4 seed. There’s always a possibility that in the final round before the Super Bowl you can come back here. So you never know.”
Kickoff between the Ravens and Philip Rivers-led Chargers is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.