In a surprising turn of events, the Cleveland Browns are gearing up for their ensuing matchup against the Los Angeles Rams with Joe Flacco set to make his 2023 season debut as the starting quarterback.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s absence due to a concussion has paved the way for Flacco to take on the starting role, making him the fourth starting QB for the Browns this season. currently standing at 7-4.
The Browns are navigating an unexpected quarterback situation with seasoned veteran at the helm. Flacco, who was signed less than two weeks ago, is gearing up for his 16th season in the NFL and will be starting for the fourth team in his career.
The Browns’ Quarterback Challenges
Flacco’s last start was in Week 18 of the previous season with the New York Jets, resulting in an 11-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Interestingly, his last win as a starter came against the Browns in a chaotic 31-30 comeback victory in Week 2 of the same season.
The quarterback shuffle for the Browns began with Deshaun Watson’s season-ending shoulder injury, leading them to start PJ Walker and the rookie Thompson-Robinson earlier in the season. Thompson-Robinson’s concussion in Week 12 opened the door for Flacco.
Flacco’s career includes 11 years with the Baltimore Ravens, where he secured a Super Bowl XLVII win and was named MVP. After stints with the Denver Broncos in 2019 and the New York Jets from 2020 until last year, Flacco finds himself in a new chapter with the Cleveland Browns.