EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WJZ) — New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco cemented his place in the record books yet again, jumping ahead of Joe Montana on the all-time passing list. The former Ravens star and Super Bowl MVP accomplished the feat on a 50-yard touchdown throw to wide receiver Breshad Perriman during Monday night’s contest against the New England Patriots.
Perhaps it’s only fitting that Flacco, the Ravens’ top draft pick in 2008, lobbed the ball to Perriman, who the Ravens drafted with their first pick in 2015. The touchdown occurred during the second quarter of the game to put New York ahead 10-3.
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Joe Flacco to Breshad Perriman for the TD for Jets vs Pats.
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Flacco is now 20th on the all-time passing list, surpassing Montana’s 40,551 total career yards, CBS Sports reports.
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A number of Flacco’s former Ravens teammates congratulated him on the milestone; Anthony Levine, Sr. tweeted “Congrats 5 on passing Joe Montana” and wide receiver Torrey Smith tweeted “DIMEEEEEE #elite.”
Congrats 5 on passing Joe Montana
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— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) November 10, 2020
The great accomplishment only adds to the debate as to whether Flacco’s career statistics will be enough to propel him into the Hall of Fame when he calls it a career.