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Joe Flacco fans finally admit Matt Ryan is the most elite

It’s been a long time coming.

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BALTIMORE - It’s taken some time, but Joe Flacco superfans have finally come to grips with reality. After Matt Ryan’s 2016 season, which culminated in a Super Bowl bid and MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors, all of those folks who are wacko for Flacco have finally admitted that Matt Ryan is more elite than the Baltimore Ravens quarterback.

The rivalry has been strong since the two came into the league in the 2008 draft, Ryan at No. 3 to the Atlanta Falcons and Flacco with with 18th pick to the Ravens. Flacco, with the benefit of a dominant defense, had more success in those early years, but Ryan dominated in 2016. Now Flacco’s fans are embracing Ryan’s eliteness.

“He’s elite,” Twitter user Flacc0is3lit3 said Saturday. “Honestly, he’s probably better than Joe. I mean, he won Offensive Player of the Year and MVP in the same dang year. No, I don’t want to give you my real name. I don’t want to hurt Joe’s feelings.”

“I actually ordered a Matt Ryan jersey, except it’s a Baltimore Ravens one, not a Falcons one,” Baltimore resident Mary Pat O’Shaunessy said. “Honestly, he’s so elite. I don’t know why the Ravens didn’t trade up to get him back in 2008. We would have won a ton of Super Bowls with him instead of Flacco”

We’ve long been Joe Flacco fans here at the Flaccoholic — I mean, the Falcoholic — but we’ve also always recognized Ryan’s eliteness. It’s nice to see the rest of the world catching up with us, including Joe Flacco’s dad.

“Joe’s a bit dull,” Flacco’s dad said. “But that Matt Ryan, boy, he’s elite. He’s also pretty interesting. That whole party boat thing looked really fun. I like shrimp.”

“Honestly, I’ve been a big Matt Ryan fan since his zany reality show came out, but yeah, he’s definitely more elite than Flacco,” a Ravens fan called Ravens4Lyfe69 on Twitter said.

The one thing Flacco still has over Ryan is a Super Bowl ring, but regardless, Flacco’s fans realize that Ryan is the more elite quarterback. That’s all that matters, really.