After a lucrative new deal, Browns quarterback Joe Flacco sends a message about the future.

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) watches from the sidelines against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Joe Flacco, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, signed a potentially lucrative one-year contract on Thursday, guaranteeing his spot on the playing field for the remainder of the season.

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However, Flacco stated shortly after his new contract was announced that he would like to play in the upcoming season as well.
On Thursday, December 14, Flacco responded, “I know I want to play,” when asked if he should hold off until January to see what the upcoming season has in store. “My desire to play is undeniable.”

Flacco could end up in a profitable deal. For the remainder of the regular season, he will receive $75,000 for each victory, plus additional incentives that could net him $4.05 million. Winning determines all of those incentives, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Flacco would earn $250,000 for a wild-card win, $500,000 for a divisional-playoff win, $1 million for an AFC Championship game win, and $2 million for a Super Bowl win should Cleveland advance to the postseason,” Schefter stated. “After this season, the deal expires and Flacco becomes a free agent once more.”

After the season, the Browns will have to determine how he fits into their plans for the following year. After suffering a season-ending shoulder injury, Deshaun Watson, the Browns’ $230 million quarterback investment, is anticipated to be healthy for the start of the season. Additionally, Cleveland has stated that they intend to groom rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson as a potential future asset.If Flacco wins games and leads the injured Browns to the postseason, it would be difficult to avoid bringing the 38-year-old quarterback back, if only as a reliable backup.After being added to the practice squad at first, Flacco was promoted twice to the starting lineup for the Browns. After Cleveland’s victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they named him the starting quarterback for the remainder of the game. The day Flacco was added to the 53-man roster was just a matter of time.

JL Sports, Flacco’s agency, first revealed the deal on social media.
The tweet said, “Congrats to our client, Joe Flacco, on signing a one-year deal with the Browns.”
This action puts an end to the rumors that surfaced this week about him being signed off the practice squad by another team. Through his first two games, Flacco has completed 89 passes for 565 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. His two starts against the Browns are 1-0.

Before the Browns called in November, Flacco’s career was all but over. For almost three months, he sat at home without a team. Now that he’s back and performing well, Flacco wants to take advantage of the chance.“I love the game,” Flacco told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I still feel like I can play the game, so that’s the main thing is, you know, I feel like I owe it to myself. I put in all this work. I’m 38 years old. I got the rest of my life ahead of me, hopefully, and you know, I’m going to play football as long as I can. It’s a special thing. And like I said, I think the biggest thing with that is that I have people around me that also believe me and that want me to do it. They also believe I can do it, should do it. I think I’m obviously very fortunate because of that.”When the 5-8 Chicago Bears visit the Browns on Sunday, Flacco will try to record his second victory with the team.




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