After a failed physical the Denver Broncos have informed Joe Flacco he will be released by the team. Flacco spent 1 year with the Broncos after spending the previous 11 years with the Baltimore Ravens. Flacco openly criticized the Broncos play-calling last season after a 15-13 loss to the Colts but also said he would like to join the Broncos for another season.
The Broncos traded a 2019 4th-round pick for Flacco in the 2019 off-season in hopes of him becoming the starting quarterback. Flacco’s 2019 season was cut short as he would suffer a neck injury that would keep him out for the rest of the season. In 8 games Flacco led the Broncos to a 2-6 record having a completion percentage of 65.3% a career-high while throwing for 1,822 yards along with 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
The 35-year-old who once was a franchise player is now looking for a new team to become a backup QB. Some teams may be interested in signing Flacco to be their veteran backup; some teams to consider would be the Jacksonville Jaguars, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, and maybe a reunion between the Baltimore Ravens.
If this is the end for Flacco he could have a chance of becoming a candidate for the Hall of Fame once eligible with some accolades such as leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl XLVII victory becoming the Super Bowl XLVII MVP, 2008 Rookie of the Year. Flacco is the All-time Passing Leader for the Ravens with 38,245 yards, and All-time Touchdown passes thrown with 212.