New York Jets will have a veteran in their quarterback room after all. According to NFL Network’s insider Mike Garafolo, Jets agreed to a deal with veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco.
Flacco reportedly inked a one-year deal with the organization, being in line to earn $1.5 million this year. However, his salary could go up to $4.5 million based on incentives.
Flacco joins the Jets after Denver Broncos released him back in March “with a failed physical designation.” The 35-year-old started eight games with Broncos in 2019, before being shut down for the season due to a neck injury. He posted 2-6 record while throwing for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions.
With Joe Flacco on the roster, Jets can now rest assured that they will have a competent option on the QB position if starter Sam Darnold gets injured or regresses. Besides Darnold, the team’s QB depth previously included veteran David Fales, who completed just 31 passes since entering the league in 2016.
Flacco is best known for his stint with Baltimore Ravens, where started 163 games between 2008 and 2018. He led the franchise to a Super Bowl in 2012, winning Super Bowl MVP honors in the process.
Flacco’s career stats include 61.9 career completion percentage, 40,067 passing yards, and 2018 passing TDs.