Flacco: I'm the best quarterback in NFL; People: Hahahahahhahaaha
Flacco foot in mouth? (Sun file photo / April 4, 2012)
You made a big, big statement on Tuesday and folks, well, they're kinda laughing themselves silly at you.
You're the BEST quarterback in the NFL? Says you?
"I assume everybody thinks they're a top-five quarterback," Flacco told Baltimore's WNST 1570. "I mean, I think I'm the best. I don't think I'm top five, I think I'm the best. I don't think I'd be very successful at my job if I didn't feel that way. I mean, c'mon? That's not really too tough of a question."
People took to Twitter immediately with comeback lines. So, so many that by Wednesday morning "Joe Flacco" was trending nationally.
Here are just a few of the remarks:
CBSSports.com @CBSSports: Joe Flacco thinks he's the best QB in the NFL. We're trying really, really hard to not burst out laughing
Faux John Madden @FauxJohnMadden: Joe Flacco states he's the best QB in the NFL marking the biggest miss by a Raven since Billy Cundiff.
The Fake ESPN @TheFakeESPN: Joe Flacco says "I think I'm the best QB in the NFL." Unibrow nation is feeling BOLD under Anthony Davis' leadership.
Matt Walker @funnymatt: Joe Flacco might not even be the best QB on the Ravens.
The Bill Walton Trip @NotBillWalton: Joe Flacco called himself the best QB in the league. When he said league, he meant his fantasy league filled with accountants & pharmacists.
Peyton's Head @PeytonsHead: Joe Flacco said "I think I'm the best." He's as bad a liar as he is a QB.
Varun Minhas @admiralawesome: Joe Flacco is the best quarterback in the #NFL.. Wait.. Wha?!
Austin Sommer @AustinSommer: Joe Flacco be buggin callin himself the best QB in the NFL. He's barely better than Tebow and he's one of the worst!!
Alex Holat @alexholat: If Joe Flacco is the best QB in the NFL, I was the best hitter in Rec league baseball.
Matt Weaver @NotoriousRED: Joe Flacco thinks he's the best QB in the league. Excuse me while I go laugh until I throw up.
Albert Koziatek @KoziFbaby: I think Joe Flacco forgot April's fools was Sunday..
Richard Mbugua @Chardo_2: I'm a Joe flacco fan but please tell me this guy didn't say he thinks he's the best qb...we all know that's not true #ComeOnMan
Charlie Fosso @ChewnBrew: Joe flacco thinks hes the best QB in NFL, go check youre rating in madden
Ja'Monte @Smooth_AF: Now I'm a Ravens fan but Joe Flacco know not to say that BS
Shaka Yeeloy @Just_Shaka: T.Brady, P.Manning, D.Brews, A.Rogers, E.Manning, M.Shaub are probably sitting around a table laughing non stop at Joe Flacco
Anton Arellano @ArellanoTon: Joe Flacco proclaiming himself to be the best quarterback is more blasphemous than @kingjames saying he's invulnerable to concussions. #smh
#FreeSeanPayton @SweetJones_225: Everybody just misunderstood Joe Flacco when he said he was the best QB in the league, he was talkin about n Fantasy Football..
There was at least one sympathetic comment:
Alex Plotkin @bigplot52: Joe Flacco isn't the best QB in the league but i respect him for saying that. You have to stand up for yourself and believe in yourself
Ladarius Webb stood up for his teammate when someone asked how he felt about the flap: "F them!" he said on Twitter. "They don't matter. Wacko4Flacco! Lol"