Joe Flacco, the 38-year-old former Super Bowl XLVII MVP, is set to make a return to the AFC North. It has been reported that he will sign with the Browns’ practice squad on Monday after having worked out for the team on Friday. According to a league source, the Browns were very impressed with his session and offered him a job as a result.
Flacco had been eager to play this year but had not received any significant interest until last week when it was learned that Joe Burrow of the Bengals would miss the rest of the season. With Deshaun Watson out for the remainder of 2021 with knee and shoulder injuries, the Browns looked for additional options at quarterback.
As a first-round pick in 2008, Flacco has previously played for the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles. His return to the AFC North could potentially have an impact on the division as he brings experience and talent to an already competitive field. The Browns are currently relying on Dorian Thomson-Robinson as their starter and P.J. Walker as their backup.