Broncos release Joe Flacco after eight games

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:23 pm EST

The Denver Broncos have released quarterback Joe Flacco. He was released with a failed physical designation.

The failed physical designation means they Flacco can no longer play for the team due to the injury. Now, he’ll be free to sign with any other team.

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs
Joe Flacco throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by the Associated Press/Jack Dempsey)

The team also has to pay Flacco an league-mandated injury protection payout. He was placed on injured reserve on November 1st, 2019.

Flacco spent just one season with the Broncos. He was traded to the team last off-season after he became expendable in Baltimore.

The Broncos gave up a fourth-round pick to get Flacco. He had a short-lived tenure, as he just appeared in eight games with the team.

Denver drafted Drew Lock in the second-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Like Lamar Jackson did with the Ravens, Lock made Flacco’s tenure short.

The Audubon, New Jersey native made eight starts with the Denver, Colorado-based team. He was 2-6 in those games.

Flacco went 171 of 262 for 1,822 yards. He also had six touchdown passes and five interceptions.

Since Flacco said he had a miserable experience backing up Jackson in Baltimore, it may be time for the 35-year-old to hang up his cleats. There’s one starting job available — and the odds are against him being the New England Patriots starting quarterback.

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