The Browns have announced that they will be signing former Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP, Joe Flacco, to their practice squad on Monday. This comes after Flacco worked out for the team on Friday and impressed them with his performance.
Flacco, who is 38 years old, has been eager to play this year and had not received any significant interest until last week. The Bengals had shown interest in him after learning that their quarterback Joe Burrow would miss the rest of the season, but ultimately decided not to pursue him.
The Browns are currently relying on Dorian Thomson-Robinson as the starter and P.J. Walker as the backup. The announcement last Wednesday that starter Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the year with knee and shoulder injuries prompted the team to look for additional options. Flacco’s addition to the practice squad could potentially provide some depth to their quarterback position.
Flacco has previously played for the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles throughout his NFL career. His return to the AFC North could potentially have an impact on the division as he brings a wealth of experience and talent to a young Browns roster.