SiriusXM NFL Radio initially reported Flacco’s surgery and projected recovery timeline.
Flacco, 35, ended last season on injured reserve after he suffered a herniated disk in his neck, when he was a member of the Denver Broncos. The Broncos released Flacco with a failed physical designation back in March.
Flacco, a former Super Bowl MVP during his time with the Baltimore Ravens, was acquired by Denver with hopes that he could push the team towards to playoffs. However, Flacco struggled to a 2-6 record as starter and was sacked 26 times, taking big hits in the process, and producing only 16 points in just 2 games.
Following the season, Flacco stated that he hoped to continue his playing career once he was medically cleared to do so.
“I’m probably a little bit more worried about other things at this point, but if [being a backup is] what it has to be, I want to play football,” Flacco said. “Whether it’s [in Denver] or wherever, if that’s what it has to be for me to get back in and start playing again, then yeah, I’ll go that route.”