The Broncos announced Thursday they have informed the veteran quarterback that he will be released with a failed physical designation.
The move was expected as the new league year opened. Flacco was set to make $20.25 million in 2020, a figure the Broncos were never going to keep on the books.
The 35-year-old missed the final eight games of the 2019 season due to a neck injury. Before the injury, the statuesque quarterback struggled behind a porous offensive line in Denver, throwing for 1,822 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions in eight starts.
As with most aging former starters, Flacco could latch on with a squad looking for a veteran backup behind a young starter in need of a mentor.