Is Joe Flacco drawing interest on the free agency market?
The Denver Broncos released Joe Flacco back in March, ending the quarterback’s brief one-year stay in the Mile High City. The NFL veteran is now without a home.
While Flacco is no longer starter material on a contender, he certainly represents a reliable backup option, so he will probably find a job at some point this offseason. It’s just a matter of when.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Flacco has gotten calls from “numerous teams,” but due to his neck injury, he is likely to sign with a club later on in the process.
Flacco started the first eight games of 2019 for the Broncos, throwing for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 65.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 85.1. However, he was knocked out for the remainder of the season as a result of a herniated disc in his neck.
He did not have to undergo surgery, but it’s an injury worth monitoring going forward regardless.
The 35-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Delaware, was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Flacco immediately started for the Ravens from the get-go and did not miss a game between 2008 and 2014. Overall, he spent 11 seasons in Baltimore, and while he never made a Pro Bowl, he led the franchise to its second Super Bowl title during the 2012-13 campaign thanks to a marvelous playoff run.
The Voorhees, N.J. native lost his starting job to Lamar Jackson in 2018 and was traded to Denver that ensuing offseason.