"Jalen knows nobody else got any reps with the 1's so you could really argue that we named our starter a while ago. ... Jalen's our starter. I consistently saw a player that got better every single day. He did exactly what we wanted him to do."
Hurts got all the reps with the ones, but Sirianni also said it was a QB competition from the start of camp with Flacco. But regardless of the length of time it took to make this official, the news certainly comes as no surprise. Hurts is ranked as a low-end QB1 and is 10th on our list, but could also improve on that with the weapons around him, including first round pick DeVonta Smith, and his running ability.
DEN QB Joe Flacco - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 at Indianapolis Colts
In the embarrassing home loss to the Chiefs last Thursday, Joe Flacco was sacked a career-high eight times. The Kansas City defense stuffed the line, forcing the Denver QB to beat them, and it worked. Flacco threw for just 213 yards, with no TDs – the third time this season he’s failed to toss for a score. In the past three weeks, he’s averaging only 191 yards through the air and is now without Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos will be at Indy on Sunday against the No. 20 pass defense, so Flacco remains a low QB2 option.