Broncos Cut Joe Flacco
The Joe Flacco era in Denver is over after just one season. On Wednesday, the Broncos released the veteran quarterback with a ‘failed physical’ designation. The Broncos traded for the 35-year-old Flacco last season, but he went down with a season-ending neck injury in Week 8 and lost his starting job to Drew Lock, who went 5-3 over the second half of the season.
Broncos just informed former Super-Bowl MVP Joe Flacco that he is being waived with a failed physical designation, per source.
Flacco now joins a group of free-agent QBs looking for work.
Three Super Bowl MVPs in headlines this week: Flacco waived, Foles traded, TB to TB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
The failed physical designation means that the Broncos could hypothetically be on the hook for a CBA sanctioned injury protection payment of $1.2 million, under Art. 45.
But it may be a long time before that's settled, and won't meaningfully hurt the Broncos down the road. https://t.co/6Y2pIdEVCe
— Nick Korte (@nickkorte) March 19, 2020