That certainly didn’t take long.
Last week, reports surfaced that Tom Flacco, brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, was no longer a part of the Western Michigan football program. Thursday, the Pardon My Take podcast was the first to report that Flacco is transferring to Rutgers. Nj.com, among others, subsequently confirmed the initial report.
The move, which hasn’t been confirmed by RU, serves as a homecoming for Flacco as the quarterback played his high school football in Voorhees, NJ.
Flacco will be forced to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer bylaws. Beginning with the 2018 season, he will then have two years of eligibility remaining.
A two-star 2015 signee, Flacco played in 13 games the past two seasons for the Broncos. As a true freshman, he completed 10-of-12 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown while adding 266 yards and two scores on the ground. Last season, he attempted just one pass — an incompletion — and rushed for 74 yards, which included a career-long 55-yarder.