The Facts: A report earlier Tuesday indicated the Broncos are confident Flacco will be healthy enough to play in 2020. A follow-up by Mike Klis of 9News.com shed more light on the quarterback’s future. Klis talked to Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, and Broncos president of football operations/G.M. John Elway, neither of whom was definitive about Flacco’s future or his spot with the team. “Joe has every intention to play but not at the risk of his long-term health,” Linta told Klis.
Diehards Line:Flacco underwent an MRI on his neck last week. While the results were encouraging regarding Flacco’s long-term health, the MRI was sent to Dr. Drew Dossett in Dallas for a second opinion, per Klis. Dossett, a spine specialist, is a Cowboys’ team doctor who has operated on Tony Romo’s back. Elway told Klis the Broncos are “working through options with Flacco,” with a decision yet to be made on Flacco’s status with the team. Flacco is scheduled to make more than $20 million with a cap hit of $23.65 million, which is a prohibitive price for Drew Lock‘s backup.