The Browns have confirmed the signing of former Ravens quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco to their practice squad on Monday. This news comes after a successful workout session with the team on Friday, which impressed the Browns so much that they offered him the job.
Flacco, who is 38 years old, had expressed interest in playing this year but had not received any significant offers until last week. The Bengals were reportedly uninterested after learning that quarterback Joe Burrow would miss the rest of the season due to injuries.
The Browns are currently relying on Dorian Thompson-Robinson as their starting quarterback and PJ Walker as their backup. However, with starter Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the year due to knee and shoulder injuries, the team has been looking for additional options.
Flacco was selected in the first round of the 2008 draft by Baltimore and went on to play for several teams including Denver Broncos, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles before being released by the Ravens earlier this year. His return to the AFC North could have a significant impact on the division.