Following the season-ending injury to star quarterback Deshaun Watson last week, the Cleveland Browns decided to bring in veteran free-agent quarterback Joe Flacco to help bolster the team’s quarterbacks room. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to be the team’s starter.
On Monday, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski clarified the team’s plans for Joe Flacco during his press conference, making it clear that rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson will continue to be the team’s starting quarterback, but Flacco is there to add some experience to the quarterback room.
“Dorian will start,” Stefanski said according to Scott Petrak of the Chronicle-Telegram. “Joe’s role is to support this team. We were able to add a guy with a ton of experience. He’ll be great for that room, he’ll be great for this team.”
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) November 20, 2023
Though he may not have been the most consistent in his second-career NFL start, Thompson-Robinson notched the first win of his NFL career this week when he helped lead the Browns to a game-winning field goal with under two minutes left on the clock.
It’s clear that the Browns are looking to give Thompson-Robinson more of those opportunities instead of handing the team over to the more veteran Flacco.