Joe Flacco Joins The Browns: But Cleveland To Stick With Its Rookie QB

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco may have arrived at Cleveland, but that has not altered the Browns’ plan for their starting quarterback. Not at least in this week. The 2012 Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and a veteran in the NFL brings his 15 years of experience to the Browns. Cleveland Browns is expected to gain from his experience and depth. He is expected to be a backup as a starter after Deshaun Watson will undergo shoulder surgery that will end his plans for this season at least.

Joe Flacco has a record of 18-3 against the Cleveland Brown, mostly from his stint with the Baltimore Ravens. The QB is expected to be with the Browns’ practice team and is expected to be added soon to an active roster. For the moment, the Cleveland team is sticking with Dorian Thompson-Robinson. The rookie delivered under pressure at a critical juncture in the Browns’ win against the Steelers.  

Joe Flacco Was MVP While With Baltimore In 2012

Robinson will again start this week against the Denver Broncos, while Kevin Stefanski determines the role Joe Flacco will play in the lineup. The Browns’ coach said that Joe Flacco will play a supporting role coming into the team. In an online interview with the media, he said that Joe Flacco brings with him a wealth of experience and will be great both for the room and the team.

Flacco was with the Browns during their practice session. But it wasn’t until Sunday before the Cleveland team finally penned a contract with Flacco. Perhaps it was done not to place Robinson under extra pressure at this juncture. Joe Flacco was a Super Bowl MVP while with Baltimore in 2012. He has 232 touchdowns and passed over 42 thousand yards. He was with the NY Jets for the past three seasons. He led them to a difficult win in the previous season against the Browns.