The most bizarre situation in the NFL surprisingly involves Joe Flacco and the Denver Broncos. One day after the veteran quarterback blasted his coaching staff for playing conservative, the team announced he'd miss time due to a neck injury.
Flacco was traded to the Broncos with hopes that a change of scenery would revitalize his career. Instead, the 34-year-old signal-caller has struggled mightily with his new team.
With roughly two months left in the regular season, it's fair to say we might not see Flacco under center until next year.
Denver's coaching staff said that Flacco has a herniated disc in his neck and could potentially be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos expect Flacco to miss 5-6 weeks because of his neck injury.
The Broncos don't believe this injury will affect Flacco's career moving forward. Nonetheless, the team has to decide soon if he'll be placed on injured reserve.
Since the Broncos will be without Flacco for several weeks, Brandon Allen will be the starter. The coaching staff could then hand the keys to the offense over to Drew Lock once he's ready.
Allen will make his first start on Sunday when the Broncos host the Cleveland Browns.