Just one night after leading his team to victory at Super Bowl XLVII, Ravens QB Joe Flacco stopped by the Late Show to chat with funny man David Letterman.
The 28-year-old MVP discussed becoming a free agent after his landmark season, and also offered his first hand account of the Super Dome blackout everyone’s been talking about.
When asked if he found the lights going out “unnerving,” Flacco replied:
“I just thought it was a little strange, it was kind of funny. I mean, some of our guys had a good time with it…we didn’t play too well afterwards.”
Letterman continued to talk about the blackout, putting a conspiracy theory spin on it, asking Flacco if he found it odd the power went out while they were leading San Francisco 28-6.
“Believe me, don’t get me started,” he replied. “My dad is a big conspiracy theorist, so, you know, that’s the last thing we need to talk about.”
Letterman poked fun at the sibling rivalry of this year’s Super Bowl, suggesting that Jim Harbaugh, the 49ers head coach, engineered the power outage to sabotage his brother, John Harbaugh, the Ravens’ head coach.
“Hey, being an older brother and having a lot of younger ones, that’s definitely something they would do,” Flacco joked.
The Late Show host also drilled Flacco on his pending free agency. The young quarterback had recently passed on an offer to extend his contract because he felt he wasn’t being offered enough from owner Steve Bisciotti.
Flacco said he was told by Bisciotti there would come a time when he would be beating on his desk, ready to take him up on his contract offer, “And I think the time has come.”
Congratulations on your Super Bowl victory and extended contract, Joe!
Check out part of the interview below.