Flacco indicated that he wants to continue playing as long as he gets the green light medically and said that he’d be open to staying with the Broncos as a backup to Drew Lock, but offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said on Thursday that nothing’s been determined about the veteran’s future.
“I don’t know and I wouldn’t get into that in this setting. Again, I’m just getting to know the players, the ones that were here a year ago and I’m not sure who’s going to be here moving forward,” Shurmur said, via Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com. “I think he’s had an outstanding career. I thought he did a lot of good things last year. Unfortunately, he was injured and couldn’t finish the season.”
Flacco’s contract calls for him to make $20.25 million in salary with a cap hit of $23.65 million, which is a lot to spend on a backup. Cutting him would leave $13.6 million in dead money, so the team has some decisions to make when and if they know Flacco’s medical status for 2020.