Getty Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson reacts in the middle of an NFL game.
A former New York Jets starting quarterback could get another chance in the big leagues.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, veteran passer Joe Flacco is one of several quarterbacks who will work out for the Cleveland Browns on Friday, November 17th.
The #Browns are hosting a QB practice this morning and sources say former Super Bowl MVP and #Ravens QB Joe Flacco is among them. Flacco most recently played for the #Jets and kept his thoughts open about a return.
Due to Deshaun Watson’s injury, it is likely that a practice player will be used. pic.twitter.com/93hx9LAsBC
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 17, 2023
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke down on Wednesday, November 15th
Browns’ QB Deshaun Watson will undergo season-ending surgery for a broken bone in his throwing shoulder.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2023
Flacco has been waiting for the right opportunity to make a football comeback
Flacco is 38 years old and most recently played in the NFL for the Jets. He was with Gang Green in two separate stints in 2020 and 2021-22.
In his three seasons in New York, Flacco didn’t win many games, posting a 1-8 record as the starting quarterback. However, he did put up some solid stats.
Flacco had a touchdown-to-6-interception ratio of 14 and threw for 2,253 yards. This offseason, the former Delaware player became an unrestricted free agent, but the Jets did not re-sign him.
Flacco’s agent reached out to several NFL teams to gauge interest in a deal this offseason, and according to Flacco via ESPN, “there didn’t really seem to be much bite.”
Although Flacco saw the silver lining in remaining a free agent at the start of the season.
“When people are really under pressure to win some games and they need to have someone to fall back on, then they’re more willing to bring in someone like me who will hopefully learn an attacking game pretty quickly and at least give you a fighting chance.” ” Flacco told ESPN reporter Jamison Hensley in September.
This is a developing story and we will provide new details as they become available.
Paul A. Esden Jr. covers the New York Jets for Heavy.com. The New York native is also the official PA voice of the Syracuse Strong Football Club and co-host of Cumulus Media’s morning show “The Manchild Show with Boy Green.” Prior to joining Heavy in 2021, Esden Jr. covered both national and New York sports for FanSided, Elite Sports NY and The Score 1260. More about Paul A. Esden Jr.