Flacco agreed Wednesday with the Jets on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Nw that he's back in the fold, Flacco, who logged one start under center with the Jets in 2021, will continue to provide the team with an experienced backup/mentor for top signal-caller Zach Wilson.
Flacco appeared in two games (one start) in 2021 and completed 27 of 42 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns. He added three yards on two rushing attempts and lost a fumble. The veteran quarterback didn't see any playing time with the Eagles but saw some action after a midseason trade to the Jets, for whom he also played in 2020. Flacco showed that he can still be effective when called upon in his brief action, and the 37-year-old quarterback's wealth of experience should make it easy for him to secure a backup job somewhere next season, though his days as an NFL starter are likely behind him.
The Jets activated Flacco (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Flacco was expected to miss at least 10 days as an unvaccinated player who tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be able to return to practice Wednesday after the league recently instituted new rules allowing that timeline to be cut in half. The 36-year-old should serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Zach Wilson in Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay.
Flacco (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports. Flacco is unvaccinated and will thus have to miss a minimum of 10 days, which means he could return just before the Jets face the Buccaneers in Week 17, but he definitely won't be available Sunday against the Jaguars. Josh Johnson's now a member of the Ravens, but the Jets still have Mike White on hand to back up Zach Wilson while Flacco's unavailable.
Flacco was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday and will be eligible for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Flacco missed last week's game at Houston because the Jets delayed his activation, probably due to the lack of practice reps during the week. He should operate as the backup behind Zach Wilson (knee), a move that would send Josh Johnson to either a third-string role or back to the practice squad.
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|8||10/30||New England Patriots||2||15.56|
|11||11/20||@New England Patriots||2||15.56|
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