Joe Flacco, a former Super Bowl XLVII MVP and Ravens quarterback, has signed with the Browns’ practice squad on Monday. This comes after an impressive workout last Friday that was deemed “very impressive” by a league source.
Flacco, who is 38 years old, had been eager to play this year and had not received much interest until recently. The Bengals had passed on the opportunity to sign him after learning that Joe Burrow would be out for the rest of the season.
With starter Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the year due to knee and shoulder injuries, the Browns currently have Dorian Thomson-Robinson as their starter and P.J. Walker as their backup. However, Flacco’s experience and skills will prove valuable to them as they navigate through the remainder of the season.
Flacco was a first-round pick in 2008 and has played for several teams including Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles throughout his career. His addition to the Browns practice squad will give them more depth at the quarterback position and provide some valuable experience to their young players.