By Justin Adams

(CBS4) – The Denver Broncos starting quarterback job officially belongs to Drew Lock. The team announced Thursday they have waved quarterback Joe Flacco with a failed designation.

Joe Flacco #5 of the Denver Broncos passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter of a game at Empower Field at Mile High on September 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

Joe Flacco (Photo Credit: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Flacco, 35, struggled in his only season with the Broncos. In his eight starts, he guided Denver to a 2-6 record, threw for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Flacco’s season ended as he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a neck injury after a Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The 12-year veteran and former Super Bowl MVP has a career 98-73 record as he passed for 40,067 yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions.

Joe Flacco of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Rashan Gary of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 22, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Joe Flacco of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Rashan Gary of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 22, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

The Broncos agreed to a 2-year, $5 million deal with expected back-up quarterback Jeff Driskel on Tuesday. Brett Rypien also remains on the team’s roster.

Lock was 4-1 in his five starts with the Broncos last season.

Justin Adams

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