Joe Flacco OK with Marquise Brown wearing No.5
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown eyebrows raised last month when he announced he was taking advantage of the new NFL rule that allows receivers and other players to switch to single-digit jersey numbers from the 2021 season and move up to No.5. Current Philadelphia Eagles back Joe Flacco rocked that same number the Ravens when he won Super Bowl XLVII MVP honors, and some have suggested Brown’s decision was disrespectful to Flacco and the legacy. of QB.
According to Charean williams of Pro Football Talk, Flacco told Baltimore sports radio station 105.7 The Fan on Monday that he was not at all bothered by Brown’s use of Number 5.
“I think that’s a whole lot of crap,” Flacco explained. “Numbers are numbers, man. They’re all ready for…. It’s a fair game… It’s just a number and all that.”
Flacco was the last Baltimore player to wear the number 5 in a regular-season or postseason game. He was traded to the Denver Broncos in February 2019 after losing his starting job to Lamar Jackson during Jackson’s rookie campaign. We imagine Flacco could eventually see his number withdrawn by the Ravens, but Brown might have something to say about it for the remainder of his tenure with the club.