That same injury is still a hurdle for Flacco to clear before he can play football again. Flacco underwent a 45-minute disc repair in early April, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed of the situation. The timeline for Flacco to be cleared is late August to mid-September, Pelissero added. ESPN first reported the news.
That could change near the start of the season because of unfortunate-but-possible injuries. Flacco, of course, would also need to be cleared before landing with a team.
For now, most of his energy is likely dedicated to healing and rehabbing his neck. We'll see if he lands a job come fall.