The Denver Broncos have placed starting quarterback on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season. Flacco’s neck injury was a herniated disc in his neck.
Broncos are placing Joe Flacco on injured reserve, per source. Flacco’s season is over.
Brandon Allen starts Sunday vs. Cleveland, with Denver promoting QB Brett Rypien from practice squad to back up Allen.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2019
It was Flacco’s first season with the team. He threw for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five touchdowns on 65.3 percent completion. Flacco formerly won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. The 34-year-old quarterback has 40,067 passing yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions on 61.9 percent completion.
The Broncos will start Brandon Allen, a 27-year-old with no starting experience, in Flacco’s place. Allen, in fact, doesn’t have a snap in the regular season in his career. Brett Rypien will be signed from the practice squad to be his backup.