Joe Flacco, former Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP, has signed with the Browns’ practice squad on Monday, confirming his return to the AFC North. The decision comes after a successful workout on Friday, which the Browns deemed “very impressive” according to a league source.
Flacco, 38, has been eager to play this year and had not received any significant interest until last week. The Bengals passed on the opportunity to sign him after learning that Joe Burrow would be out for the rest of the season.
The Browns currently have Dorian Thomson-Robinson as the starter and P.J. Walker as the backup. They announced last Wednesday that starter Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the year due to knee and shoulder injuries.
A first-round pick in 2008, Flacco has played for the Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Eagles. His experience and skills will be valuable to the Browns as they navigate through the remainder of the season.