Joe Flacco Return To Cleveland On The Cards
The Browns and quarterback Joe Flacco are both eager to get him back in the building for next season.
Joe Flacco was parachuted into an injury-ravaged Cleveland and helped them qualify for the playoffs. The 38-year-old won four out of five regular season games.
Joe Flacco had over 300 passing yards in each of his final four regular season games. He’s the first Browns quarterback to do so and the second-oldest NFL quarterback to do it since Tom Brady.
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If Flacco returns next season, he will be a backup for Deshaun Watson, but that doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm.
“Man, Cleveland was unbelievable,” Flacco said.
“I am definitely open to being back in Cleveland. At the same point, I don’t want to rush any decisions, either. I didn’t know what the market for QBs was gonna look like last spring, and I don’t know what it’s gonna look like this spring. So I don’t know if I’m gonna have options, or if I’m gonna have zero options.
“I loved Cleveland, though. I loved the building, the people, everything about it. … I can’t say enough good things about how that organization is being run right now.”
“We’d absolutely love to have Joe back, he’s a good quarterback,” said general manager Andrew Berry. “I guess maybe a little bit similar to Jacoby (Brissett) last year. It depends, right? I want to bring all of our good players back, but there are constraints to that. … Would have no problem having Joe back.”
“He played winning football for us,” Berry said of Flacco. “He did a great job of coming in and really playing at a high level that allowed us to go on a run at the end of the year. They played really good football in December — even if maybe we ended a little bit with a thud against Houston in the wild-card round. Really pleased with what Joe did on the field, pleased with who he was as a teammate.”