Joe Flacco Sends Message About His Future With The Browns

Barring injury, the Cleveland Browns have found their starter for the remainder of the regular season in Joe Flacco, who made clear his intentions for the future over the weekend.

Flacco spoke with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk following Cleveland’s home win over the AFC South Division-leading Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, December 10. The QB noted his plans for the future during that conversation, which Florio reported via his podcast on Monday.

“He’s got the rest of his life to do whatever he’s gonna do, and that’s what he said. ‘I got the rest of my life to do something other than play football. I’m gonna play football as long as I can,’” Florio relayed to co-host Chris Simms.

Quarterback Joe Flacco of the Cleveland Browns.

Flacco’s reversion to the practice squad Monday following his first win as the Browns’ starter opened up an opportunity for the quarterback to jump ship and sign with any NFL team he wanted. However, media reports and head coach Kevin Stefanski reassured the Dawg Pound that no such thing will occur.

I’d say don’t worry about it,” Stefanski said Monday. “Because it’ll all work out. I wouldn’t be hung up on this one.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported Flacco’s intentions to remain with the Browns via a post on X, the social media website formerly known as Twitter.

“Joe Flacco has reverted back to the Browns’ practice squad and, at the same [time], he also is now eligible to sign with another team’s active roster,” Schefter wrote Monday. “Despite any interest, Flacco wants to remain in Cleveland.”

Flacco played his first 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where he won a Super Bowl MVP following the 2012 campaign, and then had a one-year stint with the Denver Broncos before landing in New York. He is 49-of-89 for 565 yards, 5 TDs and 2 INTs for the Browns in 2023, per Pro Football Reference.

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