(CTN News) – Throughout his career, Joe Flacco tortured the Browns a great deal. To help them reach the playoffs, he joined them on Monday. In an announcement, the team announced that quarterback Joe Flacco, 38, has been signed to the practice squad. At some point, he is expected to be added to the active roster.
In Denver, Kevin Stefanski didn’t commit to a role for Joe Flacco and said he would meet with the coaches further.
Sunday, Dorian Thompson-Robinson won his first game in his second start, beating the Steelers 13-10. During the final 78 seconds, he completed four consecutive passes to start the winning field goal drive.
Thompson-Robinson is likely to remain the starter, but Flacco could serve as backup if Thompson-Robinson falters and serve as insurance if Thompson-Robinson does not perform well. It was reported by Stefanski that Flacco looked good during his workout for the Browns in Berea on Friday.
Currently, the Browns are 7-3 in the AFC North, half a game behind the Ravens (8-3) .
With Deshaun Watson out for the season after suffering a shoulder injury Nov. 12, the Browns are in need of a third quarterback. The injured man will undergo surgery to repair a broken bone this week in Los Angeles.
During the regular season, Flacco has started 180 games, won 99 games, and been 10-5 in postseason play. He was 17-3 in 11 years with the Ravens against the Browns.
After the 2012 season, he was named Super Bowl MVP after being drafted by the Ravens at no. 18 in 2008. In his career, he has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 42,320 yards, 232 touchdowns, 147 interceptions, and an 84.0 passer rating.
A backup for the Jets for the previous three seasons, he played in 21 games. Last time he faced the Browns, he won.
A 13-point lead for the Browns was blown in the last 1:55 of the game, giving the Jets a 2-0 start for the first time since 1993. A 66-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Devin Hester ended the Ravens’ 31-30 loss in the last 82 seconds.
Elijah Moore played two seasons with Joe Flacco as a Jet.
He said on Friday that he felt like Joe is a leader in the organization. It seems he has quite a bit of experience under his belt. Is there really a reason why you would not want to rely on the expertise of a person who knows football? There was a time when he played the game at the highest level for a long time. This is a level above MVP. In my opinion, he is someone I have a lot of respect for.”
Thompson-Robinson will benefit from Joe Flacco mentoring, according to Moore. Moore said, “That’s the main thing.”. Moore said, “That’s probably why he would come as well.”.