Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has impressed new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak this offseason, and not just with his strong arm.
Kubiak said he was surprised by how well Flacco moves, and Kubiak believes that makes Flacco an even better fit in the offense Kubiak is installing than he had previously thought.
“I had no idea how good an athlete he is. He’s a very good athlete,” Kubiak said.
Kubiak has worked with athletic quarterbacks like John Elway and Steve Young, and Kubiak likes what a mobile quarterback can bring to the table.
“The things we like to do moving around, the zone-pass schemes that we like to run, I think fit to a lot of his strengths,” Kubiak said. “This league is about making big plays. It’s hard [when you go] three or four yards a pop to do it. You have to make some big plays, and Joe gives you the ability to do that.”
Most of the big plays Flacco makes will be with his arm. But he may make a few big plays with his legs.