Joe Flacco signed with the Jets this offseason, and he's expected to be the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind Sam Darnold. He is not worth drafting in any Fantasy leagues. Flacco, 35, was cut by the Broncos this offseason, and he struggled in 2019 in Denver before ending on injured reserve with a neck injury after eight starts. He's never been a great Fantasy quarterback, and it's doubtful that would change in 2020, even if Darnold got hurt.
Flacco hasn't had any setbacks following his neck surgery in May and is only expected to miss one or two games to begin the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Flacco was placed on the PUP list earlier last week, but it seems as if the veteran quarterback should be available no later than Week 3 of the new campaign. The 35-year-old is expected to serve as the backup to Sam Darnold.
Flacco (neck) confirmed Tuesday he won't be healthy in time for the Jets' season opener against the Bills on Sept. 13, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. This was speculated after the veteran quarterback underwent a disc repair procedure in early April, and the Jets were aware of the recovery timeline when they signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million deal last week. Flacco will serve as the top backup to Sam Darnold once healthy, but David Fales and rookie James Morgan will compete in training camp for the job until the veteran is able to suit up. Flacco could still be cleared for contact sometime in September.
Flacco (neck) is currently throwing and expects to be ready for contact in mid-September, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. The 35-year-old joined the Jets on a one-year, $1.5 million deal this week, but it doesn't appear he'll be ready to go for the season opener. It's not a major surprise since Flacco underwent a disc repair procedure in early April, and it's about on par with his initial recovery timeline. He's poised to serve as the top backup to Sam Darnold once healthy, but David Fales and rookie James Morgan should also compete for the role in training camp for Week 1.
Flacco (neck) agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Jets on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Flacco isn't automatically considered a starter at this point in his career, but he will get an opportunity to serve in a backup role to Sam Darnold when he's healthy. Per Schefter, Flacco is expected to be available for non-contact work when training camp begins and figures to be cleared in full in September. He opened 2019 as the starter for the Broncos, but a neck injury cost him the back half of the campaign after he compiled 1,822 passing yards and a 6:5 TD:INT ratio over eight games. Flacco's new deal can net him up to $4.5 million if he hits his incentive-based bonuses.
Flacco (neck) underwent a disc repair procedure in early April and is targeting clearance between late August and mid-September, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Flacco doesn't have a clear path to a starting gig next season at this point, but he could serve as a valuable backup and potentially a mentor somewhere. If the NFL schedule remains on track, Flacco would be ready to roll right around the start of the 2020 campaign.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||26||22.88|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
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