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Nobody is comparing Flacco to them just yet, except for the self-belief he brings to the job.

“You naturally become more of the guy when you spend a number of years in the league,” he said at the Ravens’ first Super Bowl news conference Monday. “As a quarterback, it’s my job to lead from Day 1.”

As a five-year starter, that’s exactly what Flacco did after Baltimore drafted him out of Delaware _ yep, not exactly Alabama.

As has become the custom in the NFL, Flacco represents the high draft pick who steps behind center early in his career and, usually, stays there. Both Mannings did it, as did Roethlisberger. Just this season, the top two picks in the draft, QBs Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, were anointed starters at the outset and played sensationally.

Now Flacco and Kaepernick try to join those big-name quarterbacks who own all those Super Bowl rings.

“We try to pass tests every day,” Flacco said.

That’s how you become a Super Bowl quarterback.

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