The Denver Broncos placed the quarterback on injured reserve Friday due to a neck injury, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The team later confirmed the move.
The move was expected with Flacco expected to miss six weeks after hurting his neck in the Week 8 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. With Denver sitting at 2-6, it didn't make sense for Flacco to take up a roster spot through his rehab.
With Flacco done for the year, Denver will take a look at their young signal-callers before once again re-evaluating the quarterback position in the offseason. Flacco is due $20.25 million in 2020, none of it guaranteed. It's possible the 34-year-old played his final down in Denver.