Joe Flacco Enjoys Having Matt Shaub Around


For the past four years, the quarterback room at the Ravens’ practice facility was populated by Joe Flacco, the starter; Tyrod Taylor, Flacco’s backup; and rookies such as Keith Wenning. In other words, it was Flacco and younger guys with less experience. That won’t be the case in 2015. After Taylor became a free agent and signed with the Buffalo Bills in March, the Ravens filled the No. 2 job with Matt Schaub, a veteran who has thrown for more than 24,000 yards in the NFL since 2004. Flacco, 30, is obviously still the starter, a franchise cornerstone and the dominant figure in the quarterback room, but Schaub, 34, has a lot to add to the conversation. Although Marc Trestman is now the Ravens offensive coordinator, the groundwork for their West Coast-style offense was laid by Trestman’s predecessor, Gary Kubiak, in 2014, and Schaub started 88 games for Kubiak as a member of the Houston Texans between 2007 and 2013.

Source: John Eisenberg of BaltimoreRavens.com

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