Tom Flacco, Joe’s brother, hoping an NFL team gives him a shot

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Joe Flacco was a first-round draft pick before he became a Super Bowl MVP and has played 12 seasons in the NFL. His little brother will have a tougher path in the NFL.

Tom Flacco, who was the starting quarterback at Towson in 2018 and 2019, is just hoping that some NFL team will give him a chance, even though he knows he’s a long shot.

“People ask me what I will do next if I don’t make it,” Tom Flacco told the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t know for sure. I really don’t think about that. I am focused on one thing and one thing only, that’s making it in the NFL. People might think I am crazy, but I’ve spoken with a lot of successful people and they are said they were driven to one thing, and that was their focus. That’s me. I am committed to football.”

Flacco had solid numbers at Towson, completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 2,831 yards, with 22 touchdowns and six interceptions last season. But Towson, which competes at the FCS level, wasn’t exactly facing elite competition. Flacco wasn’t invited to the Combine and probably won’t be drafted.

“No one has told me directly where I will go or if I will go in the draft,” Flacco said. “Whatever, this all just adds to the chip on my shoulder. I am not surprised. I came from a smaller school and have been overlooked. It is what it is. It does not affect how I prepare. Actually, it just makes me work harder.”

Flacco will have to work hard, likely arriving in an NFL training camp as an undrafted rookie and camp arm — if he gets there at all.

11 responses to “Tom Flacco, Joe’s brother, hoping an NFL team gives him a shot

  1. A wise man will have a back up plan. Unless he has a brother who will take care of him financially anyway.

  2. Well, stranger things have happened. His bother came from a smaller school, and has had a decent run in the NFL. Wouldn’t completely count him out as a guy that catches on somewhere and hangs around for a while.

  3. 1) CFL has limitations on non-canadian players. 2) XFL is going to be the best feeder league outside of college football for marginal NFL prospects. 3) There’s a respectable living to be made if he can show something in the XFL and find a place on an NFL practice squad. A player who spends his spring on a 4-4 XFL team and then a season on an NFL practice squad is looking at a $200k salary between the two. The CFL season precludes one from playing in both leagues in one year and has a minimum salary of $54k. CFL is not the place to be.

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