By Harvey Hoffman
South Jersey’s Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and has been cut by the Broncos.
And the quarterback told Jeff Skversky of 6 ABC that he wouldn’t mind joining the Eagles in free agency:
“I live right in the heart of Eagles country. I grew up with it,” said Flacco. “All my friends, that’s what they are. They live and die with the Eagles. There would definitely be a lot of very cool things about that. You never know what the future holds.”
The Eagles re-signed backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld early on in free agency, so right now, Sudfeld is the next man up in case of injury to Carson Wentz.
Wentz tore his ACL in 2017, and in 2018, he was limited to just 11 games due to a back injury. He did manage to play all 16 regular-season games this past year, but he was then knocked out of Philly’s Wild Card Round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks as a result of a concussion.
For that reason, the Eagles should obviously want some clear stability behind Wentz, and it’s debatable as to whether or not Sudfeld actually provides that. Regardless, the Eagles seem to trust him, so the idea of Flacco returning home is probably more of a fantasy than anything else.
Flacco made eight starts for the Broncos in 2019 before bowing out with a neck injury. Do the Eagles want to risk this, even as a backup?