Report: Joe Flacco's brother will transfer to Rutgers
Joe Flacco didn’t attend a Power Five program before he won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens.
His little brother, on the other hand, will reportedly get that opportunity.
Western Michigan quarterback Tom Flacco will transfer to Rutgers. NJ.com confirmed the original report from the “Pardon My Take” podcast.
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) July 27, 2017
Like his older brother, Tom is also a quarterback.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Flacco will have to sit out the 2017 season. He’ll join the quarterback competition in 2018. Flacco is a dual-threat quarterback who has three years of eligibility remaining.
Originally a 2014 recruit, Flacco greyshirted in 2014 after being recruited by former Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck. When Fleck left for Minnesota after a 12-1 season at WMU in 2016, he took Broncos’ offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca with him.
Flacco served as a backup to WMU all-time passing leader Zach Terrell. In limited work, Flacco ran for 340 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 188 yards and a touchdown.
The 6-foot, Voorhees, NJ native starred at Eastern High School (NJ) before he began his unconventional college path.
Before Flacco throws his name into the Rutgers quarterback battle, it must settle on a starter for 2017. Giovanni Rescigno, Louisville transfer Kyle Bolin, TCU transfer Zach Allen (avoided ACL surgery) and true freshman Jonathan Lewis will all compete for the starting job.