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Pres. Obama To Joe Flacco: You're Elite


President Barack Obama is putting an end to an age-old debate.

Joe Flacco is elite.

Obama praised the Ravens quarterback during Wednesday's ceremony at the White House to honor the Super Bowl XLVII champions. He called attention to Flacco's historic postseason run that earned him the distinction as the Super Bowl's Most Valuable Player.

"That capped off one of the greatest postseasons ever by a quarterback," Obama said. "More than 1,100 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions. I don't know about you Joe, but I would say that qualifies as elite."

Flacco joined Hall of Famer Joe Montana as the only player in NFL history with 11 postseason touchdowns and no interceptions. He finished the playoffs with 1,140 passing yards and a 117.2 quarterback rating.

 "I'd say if you keep playing like that, you're going to challenge [Vice President Joe] Biden for the most popular person in Delaware," Obama said, referencing where Flacco attended college.

After leading the Ravens to the Super Bowl, Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract with the Ravens.

At the time, the contract made Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history.

"Good timing with that contract," Obama joked. "That was some good timing."

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