If the Cleveland Browns decide to sign veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, Myles Garrett would be a fan of the move.
Flacco worked out for the Browns on Friday as the team looks to fill out their depth at the quarterback position following a season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson. The Browns’ franchise quarterback needs season-ending surgery for a broken bone in his shoulder.
The Browns are set to roll out rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The best-case scenario is that the young gun proves he can be reliable under center going forward. If not, someone like Flacco could come in and steady the ship
Flacco is 38 years old and has significant experience under his belt, including a Super Bowl win with the Baltimore Ravens back in 2013. Flacco was named the Super Bowl MVP in that game.
“Maturity and experience. Wisdom,” Garrett said when asked about Flacco on Friday, November 17. “I mean as much as Deshaun (Watson) has played, Flacco’s seen more, he’s been to the highest level. He can provide that little bit of a mentor role even if he doesn’t see the field being there and being a consistent leader.”
Flacco most recently started games with the New York Jets in 2022. He passed for 1,051 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in four starts.
Flacco left Cleveland without a deal but the Browns will likely decide soon whether or not he’s the fit for them. Other veteran options include Cam Newton, Nick Foles and Colt McCoy. Even retired, seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has been mentioned as a potential option.