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Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Joe Flacco (neck) is out for Week 9 against the Browns.

Fangio announced that Flacco's dealing with a herniated disk only 24 hours after the veteran openly (and rightfully) lashed out at his own coach's lack of aggressiveness through the media. In turn, Brandon Allen will make his first career start this Sunday. The team will also decide between rookie Drew Lock and Brett Rypien as their backup as the week progresses. Claimed off waivers from the Rams in September, Allen has yet to attempt a regular season pass but did complete 44-of-69 throws for 431 yards and three picks in four preseason appearances with Los Angeles this offseason. With Denver's bye fast approaching in Week 10, all bets are off on whether or not the 34-year-old makes another start for Denver in his career.

SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter

Oct 28, 2019, 2:22 PM ET

 

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Flacco suffered a similar mystery injury right around Baltimore's bye last year, which helped pave the way for a rookie QB to take over his starting slot.

This might be the end of the line for Joe. He has more money than he can ever spend, and he really doesn't care about football all that much. No way will he hold a clipboard for a veteran minimum deal and I can't imagine anyone paying him more than that, or counting on him to be a starter. 

If that is it for him, he goes out at #18 on the all-time career wins list for a QB, #10 for career playoff wins. Every guy ahead of him on the playoff wins list is a HOFer, except for Peyton and Roethlisberger, who will be. Joe will not.

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Flacco is a record setter...

- Tallest QB to throw 40K

- Only QB in history to have 600+ attempts with under 4K, under 20 TD's, and over 20 INT's

- Only QB in history to throw 2+ TD's in 8 straight playoff games

It can be argued that Flacco is a better QB than Brady.  In their 4 H2H playoff games, Flacco has thrown 9 TD's/4INT's, while Brady went for 6TD's/8INT's

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Joe Flacco expects to undergo an MRI next month to determine if he'll need surgery on his injured neck.

The former Super Bowl MVP missed much of the season with a herniated disc. Flacco will listen to doctors and see how his tests come back before deciding on whether to continue his career. The 34-year-old said he'd be amenable to returning as Drew Lock's backup in 2020, though obviously that decision will largely be dependent on his health. Though not Hall of Fame caliber, Flacco has enjoyed a moderately successful career, ranking ninth among active quarterbacks in passing yards (40,067). The vast majority of that output came during an 11-year run in Baltimore.

SOURCE: Jeff Legwold on Twitter

Dec 30, 2019, 12:15 PM ET

 

 

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Broncos OC Pat Shurmur said there's much remaining up in the air with Joe Flacco.

Flacco is open to returning as Drew Lock's backup, but injury and contract concerns are working against him. The Broncos would take a $23.65 million cap hit to keep Flacco, but releasing him leaves $13.6 million in dead money. It's possible Flacco agrees to a restructured deal to stay in Denver. There may not be clarity on Flacco's status until he gets medically cleared from the herniated disc that ended his 2019.

SOURCE: The Athletic

Feb 7, 2020, 6:06 PM ET

 

 

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports the Broncos expect Joe Flacco (neck) to be healthy for the 2020 season.

Fowler makes it clear that Flacco is not in the running to be the Broncos' 2020 starter, only that they believe he will be physically cleared. Per Fowler, Flacco got good news from a recent MRI. Probably out of chances as a starter, Flacco carries a prohibitive $23.65 million cap number. That would have to be slashed for Flacco to return as a backup in Denver. Flacco expressed zero interest in serving as Drew Lock's mentor last summer. He will likely be sent packing. His release would free up $10.05 million in cap space.

SOURCE: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter

Feb 18, 2020, 2:53 PM ET

 

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Speaking Tuesday, Joe Flacco's agent confirmed he plans to play in 2020 but not at the "risk of his long-term health."

Flacco is awaiting a second opinion on his recent "encouraging" MRI. With 35-year-old Flacco's career in its death rattle, he has zero reason to risk his long-term health considering the money he's made, especially since he will have to settle for being someone's backup.

SOURCE: Mike Klis on Twitter

Feb 18, 2020, 5:55 PM ET

 

 

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Broncos coach Vic Fangio didn't mention Joe Flacco (neck) when discussing in-house backup options.

"We just want to make sure we have a capable backup behind [Drew Lock]," Fangio responded when asked whether the team's backup needs to be a veteran. "[Brandon] Allen may be that guy, [Brett Rypien] may be that guy, and we'll look and see what else is out there." Flacco has yet to be medically cleared from his career-threatening neck injury, but it sounds as if Denver has already made up their minds on freeing the $10.05 million in cap space that comes along with slashing his $23.65 million number off their books. The 35-year-old will have to settle for being someone's backup if he continues his career in 2020.

SOURCE: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter

Feb 25, 2020, 1:31 PM ET

 

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos will likely release Joe Flacco on Wednesday.

The Broncos are beginning to make moves in free agency and need to clear cap space to finalize deals. That means Flacco's days in Denver are coming to an end. His one-year stint closes with a 2-6 record, six touchdowns, five interceptions, and a neck injury. The Broncos were optimistic that Flacco's next would heal before the 2020 season, but he'll have to prove that elsewhere. Flacco will have to settle for a backup gig on the open market. He's 35 years old.

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SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Mar 18, 2020, 11:52 AM ET

 

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Broncos waived Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation.

As expected, the Drew Lock era is now in Denver. Flacco missed the final eight games of the 2019 season due to a neck injury. He was fairly horrendous prior to the injury, posting a 6-to-5 TD-to-INT ratio while averaging a pedestrian 6.6 adjusted yards per attempt. It might be tough for Flacco to find a team willing to make him their Week 1 starter in 2020, but his final year with the Ravens showed that he might be a solid veteran backup that is willing to help mold younger QBs.

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Mar 19, 2020, 12:47 PM ET

 

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9News Denver's Mike Klis reports Joe Flacco (neck) is expected to be ready for the 2020 season.

Flacco didn't require surgery on the neck injury that ended his 2019. The Broncos waived him with a failed physical, but the expectation is he'll be healthy for the start of next season. SiriusXM's Adam Caplan adds there's "interest from other teams" to sign Flacco as a backup. 35-year-old Flacco should resurface if he gains medical clearance.

SOURCE: Mike Klis on Twitter

Mar 19, 2020, 1:08 PM ET

 

 

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Jets signed QB Joe Flacco to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. 

Another $3 million is available through incentives. The Jets used a fourth-round pick on FIU's James Morgan, but 35-year-old Flacco becomes the instant favorite to back up Sam Darnold, provided his health cooperates. Flacco is still recovering from neck surgery with an uncertain return date. It is possible he won't be ready to push David Fales by the time training camp begins. Always one of the league's lowest-ceiling quarterbacks, Flacco's floor has dropped dramatically in recent years. If he does nail down the No. 2 job, he will be one of the league's worst backups.  

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter 

May 22, 2020, 3:01 PM ET

 

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports new Jets QB Joe Flacco (neck) will not be ready for Week 1. 

Flacco has resumed throwing but apparently won't be ready for contact until "mid-September." Even that should be considered far from certain considering the nature of his injury. It means the Jets still lack a real backup for Sam Darnold. David Fales or fourth-round rookie James Morgan will get the call if Darnold goes down in September. Flacco sounds like a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him the first six games of the season. This doesn't seem to be a terribly sensible signing.  

SOURCE: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter 

May 22, 2020, 7:22 PM ET

 

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Speaking Tuesday, Joe Flacco (neck surgery) confirmed he will not be ready for Week 1. 

“I can’t speak to exactly when I’m going to be ready, but it will not be day one," Flacco said. This, frankly, makes it unclear why the Jets signed him, as they may now end up carrying four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster, a horrid misuse of resources. Flacco sounds like a potential candidate for reserve/PUP, which would reduce that number to three until Flacco was activated. 

SOURCE: Rich Cimini on Twitter 

May 26, 2020, 5:41 PM ET

 

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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the Jets are expected to start Joe Flacco in Week 5 against the Cardinals.

It means Sam Darnold (shoulder) will miss at least one game. Darnold has been pushing to play through an AC joint sprain, but the Jets don't want to risk a setback. Flacco starting downgrades an already league-worst offense. The winless Jets been burned by injuries all season.

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SOURCE: NFL Network

Oct 7, 2020, 12:10 PM ET

 

 

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Joe Flacco completed 18-of-33 passes for 195 yards and one score in the Jets' Week 5 30-10 loss to Arizona.

Coach Adam Gase gameplanned for Flacco, who was recently cleared to return in Week 3 from his career-threatening neck injury, to constantly roll out into the flats in order to avoid pressure in the pocket. The veteran still unsurprisingly averaged 5.9 yards per attempt, making it the fourth game (out of five) that New York failed to score over 17 points this year. The defense meanwhile has allowed over 27 points in every game this season. Sunday was also the sixth time Gase has lost by 20-plus points since being hired in New York. Flacco (and everyone not named Jamison Crowder) won't be on the radar in Week 6 against the Chargers.

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Jets QB Joe Flacco will start this week against the Dolphins. 

Jets head coach Adam Gase said Sam Darnold (shoulder) would miss his second straight game. Flacco completed 18-of-33 passes for 195 yards and one score against the Cardinals last week. Miami's defense profiles as a strong fantasy option against Flacco and the Jets, while Jamison Crowder should continue to see volume in what's likely to be a pass-heavy game script for New York. 

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SOURCE: Associated Press 

Oct 15, 2020, 11:30 AM ET

 

 

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Joe Flacco completed 18-of-25 passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the Jets' 30-27, Week 9 loss to the Patriots.

This was by far Flacco's best game of the season across three spot starts. With the Patriots minus Stephon Gilmore on the back end, Flacco was picking on fill-in J.C. Jackson and veteran Jason McCourty on the outside. Flacco hit Breshad Perriman for a 50-yard touchdown over the top of Jackson in the second quarter, and then found Jamison Crowder behind McCourty for a perfectly-placed 20-yard toe-drag swag just before the half. Perriman later whooped Jackson again in the third quarter for a 15-yard score. But it was Flacco's fourth-quarter interception on the first play of one possession that gave the Patriots life to erase a 10-point deficit. The Jets ran just four plays in the fourth frame, going three-and-out on their other drive. Sam Darnold (shoulder) should be back after the bye to face the Chargers in Week 11.

Nov 9, 2020, 11:18 PM ET

 

 

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Eagles signed QB Joe Flacco, formerly of the Jets.

It includes $3.5 million in guarantees with an additional $4.0 million in incentives. Flacco was one of the hotter commodities in the backup quarterback market after a brief stint with the Jets. He's not a real threat to Jalen Hurts' starting job, and there's still a chance Philly selects a quarterback in Round 1 of next month's draft. Flacco will be 36 years old next season.

SOURCE: JL Sports on Twitter

Mar 23, 2021, 6:15 PM ET

 

 

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