Joe Flacco

New York Jets
Quarterback #5
New York Jets
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No TDs in possible swan song

Flacco completed 18 of 33 passes for 149 yards in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Flacco failed to lead a touchdown drive, but that had already been a common theme down the stretch for the banged-up and ineffective Jets offense. The veteran quarterback made his 180th career NFL start just eight days before his 38th birthday. It's fair to wonder how many more starts Flacco -- who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason -- has left in him. The Super Bowl XLVII MVP appeared in five games (four starts) in 2022, throwing for 1,051 yards and a 5:3 TD:INT.

Jan 8, 2023 4:57 PM EST

Set to start season finale

Flacco will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Dolphins with Mike White (ribs) ruled out, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Flacco will slot into the starting lineup for Sunday's road divisional matchup, while Zach Wilson operates as his backup. The 37-year-old started New York's first three games of the season, averaging 300.3 passing yards per game with a total of five touchdowns to three interceptions. It's conceivable that the veteran signal-caller could find success against Miami's vulnerable secondary Week 18.

Jan 6, 2023 7:24 AM EST

Will backup Mike White on Sunday

Head coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Flacco will be the primary backup behind Mike White (ribs) for Sunday's matchup against the Seahawks, Connor Hughes of reports.

Analysis: White was cleared for contract earlier Monday and is expected to reclaim the starting job in Week 17, so Saleh will have Flacco operate as the backup, sending Zach Wilson to the inactive list again. Flacco operated as the starter to begin the season, completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 901 yards and five touchdowns across three games, but he's been relegated to backup duties since.

Dec 26, 2022 12:15 PM EST

Slides to third on depth chart

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday that Flacco will enter the week as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Mike White (ribs) and Zach Wilson, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: White is beginning the week as a limited practice participant, but at this stage, Saleh expects the signal-caller to be ready to start by the time Sunday's game against the Lions arrives. If that's the case, Wilson will serve as White's backup after being a healthy scratch the past three weeks, which will likely result in Flacco being inactive for Sunday's contest. Flacco briefly came on in relief for a banged-up White in the Week 14 loss to Buffalo but didn't help his case for sticking as the Jets' top backup; over his six snaps, Flacco completed one of three pass attempts for one yard and also lost a fumble.

Dec 14, 2022 8:03 AM EST

Comes in briefly and fumbles

Flacco completed one of three passes for one yard and lost a fumble in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Flacco came in for two plays when Mike White (ribs) took a big hit in the second quarter, then entered again in the third when another hit forced White to go to the locker room. Flacco immediately fumbled, setting up a Buffalo field goal that put the Bills up 17-7. White later returned and finished the game, but if White -- who was sent to the hospital after the game as a precaution, per Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site -- is unable to play in Week 15 against the Lions, the Jets could opt to go with Flacco over Zach Wilson under center

Dec 11, 2022 3:34 PM EST

Set to be backup in Week 12

Flacco will serve as the top backup quarterback Sunday versus the Bears, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Zach Wilson (coach's decision) taking a seat in Week 12, Mike White will step in at starter while Flacco will be active and operate as the backup against Chicago. Flacco started the first three games of the season, producing 901 passing yards with five touchdowns while throwing three interceptions.

Nov 23, 2022 9:50 AM EST

Rides the pine. vs. NE

Flacco (coach's decision) is inactive Week 8 against the Patriots.

Analysis: Flacco had been considered the primary backup to Zach Wilson since the latter returned from a knee injury in Week 4, but he'll now find himself as a healthy scratch. Fellow quarterback Chris Streveler was called up from the practice squad this week, but he'll end up on the inactives list as well. That leaves Mike White as the only other active quarterback on the roster after Wilson for the Week 8 showdown.

Oct 30, 2022 8:37 AM EST

Set to resume backup duties

Flacco is set to resume backup duties after coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday that Zach Wilson (knee) has been cleared and will start Sunday's game against the Steelers, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Flacco started each of the first three games of the season, completing 58.7 percent of his passes for 901 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. He also fumbled four times and lost three of them. The veteran quarterback was solid through the first two contests, and he even led a miraculous comeback win over the Browns in Week 2. However, he struggled mightily against the Bengals in Week 3, turning the ball over four times. Regardless, when healthy, Wilson was always expected to reclaim the starting spot, so Flacco's demotion isn't due to his poor play. Saleh has already said multiple times this season that the team wasn't thinking about replacing Flacco with Mike White, so it appears like Flacco will remain the top backup and would be the next man up if anything else happens to Wilson.

Sep 28, 2022 9:23 AM EST

Four turnovers in Week 3 loss

Flacco completed 28 of 52 passes for 285 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 27-12 loss to the Bengals. He also fumbled three times, losing two.

Analysis: The Jets could have made a game of this with better play under center, as Flacco failed to manufacture a touchdown drive while turning the ball over four times. Zach Wilson (knee) is expected to be available in Week 4 against the Steelers, and Flacco's poor performance here should quell any clamoring for him to keep starting over a healthy Wilson, which started up after the Flacco-led Week 2 comeback win over the Browns gave Jets fans a rare reason to celebrate.

Sep 25, 2022 2:30 PM EST

Named Week 3 starter

Flacco will make a third consecutive start Sunday against the Bengals, Connor Hughes of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Flacco's 307-yard, four-touchdown performance in New York's Week 2 win over the Browns wasn't enough to stir up a quarterback controversy, as the Jets will still turn back to second-year quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) once Wilson's healthy enough to play. Wilson's progressing well, but the team has already said he won't play against Cincinnati, and Flacco's Week 2 performance was certainly good enough to quiet any murmurs of the Jets turning to Mike White under center against Cincinnati, so Flacco's set for another start.

Sep 19, 2022 12:00 PM EST

Throws four TDs in comeback win

Flacco completed 26 of 44 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Browns. He added six yards on two rushing attempts.

Analysis: Flacco threw a two-yard touchdown to Garrett Wilson in the second quarter but held the ball too long with the Jets in scoring position on their next drive, giving Jadeveon Clowney enough time to come around the edge and strip Flacco for a costly fumble. The veteran quarterback bounced back with a productive drive in the two-minute drill, which he capped with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Breece Hall to tie the game in the final seconds of the first half. New York's offense slowed down for most of the second half, but Flacco came alive with 126 yards and touchdown passes to Corey Davis (66 yards) and Wilson again (15 yards) in the final two minutes as the Jets turned a 30-17 deficit into a 31-30 win. Flacco should retain the starting role in Week 3 against the Bengals in what's expected to be the last game of Zach Wilson's (knee) absence.

Sep 18, 2022 3:45 PM EST

Set for another start

Flacco is expected to remain the Jets' starter Week 2 versus the Browns, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Flacco will get a second straight start as Zach Wilson (knee) continues his recovery, setting up Mike White to once again handle backup duties. The veteran signal-caller surpassed 300 passing yards in Week 1 mostly due to extreme volume, completing 37 of 59 passes for 307 yards, one touchdown and one INT while attempting to catch up from a deficit against Baltimore. It seems unlikely that Flacco repeats such volume versus Cleveland, but if he can prove more efficient it will be beneficial for the likes of Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson and Braxton Berrios

Sep 14, 2022 6:22 AM EST

Tops 300 yards in loss to Ravens

Flacco completed 37 of 59 passes for 307 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Ravens. He also rushed once for no gain.

Analysis: Flacco's robust yardage total was the product of volume rather than efficiency, as he averaged just 5.2 yards per passing attempt. His high volume came from a negative game script due in part to Flacco's first-quarter interception, which led to Baltimore' first points. By the time Flacco found Tyler Conklin for a three-yard touchdown with a minute left, the game had long been decided in Baltimore's favor. Flacco will remain the Jets' starter against the Browns in Week 2, with Zach Wilson still recovering from a knee injury.

Sep 11, 2022 3:52 PM EST

Confirmed as Week 1 starter

Coach Robert Saleh confirmed Wednesday that Flacco will start Sunday's regular season opener against the Ravens.

Analysis: Per Eric Allen of the Jets' official site, Zach Wilson (knee) likely won't be available until Week 4, meaning that Flacco is in line to handle the team's QB duties for the team's first three game. In the process, Flacco will be working with a wideout corps that includes Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson and Braxton Berrios, a context that gives him some short-term lineup utility in QB-heavy fantasy formats.

Sep 7, 2022 8:50 AM EST

Throws pick six

Flacco completed 7 of 12 passes for 76 yards but had an interception returned for a touchdown in Sunday's 31-27 preseason win over the Giants.

Analysis: Flacco played four drives, leading the Jets to just three points while gifting the Giants a touchdown with an interception thrown directly to opposing linebacker Austin Calitro. With Zach Wilson (knee) still recovering from surgery, Flacco is expected to start in Week 1 versus the Ravens, his former team. While Sunday's performance wasn't particularly reassuring, Flacco is at least surrounded by a promising supporting cast that includes wideouts Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis, as well as second-round tailback Breece Hall.

Aug 28, 2022 1:41 PM EST

Starting Sunday

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Flacco, along with the rest of the team's offensive starters, will play at least the first quarter of Sunday's preseason finale against the Giants, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: As expected, Flacco and the Jets will treat their final exhibition game as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. The veteran quarterback is second on the depth chart, but he's expected to be the team's Week 1 starter after Zach Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery Aug. 16.

Aug 28, 2022 9:32 AM EST

Should start this weekend

Flacco and other projected Week 1 starters for the Jets will play in Sunday's preseason game against the Giants, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Coach Robert Saleh said the Jets will treat their final exhibition as a dress rehearsal, with healthy starters suiting up. Flacco is second on the depth chart at quarterback of course, but he'll likely start Week 1 against Baltimore after Zach Wilson had arthroscopic surgery Aug. 16 on his meniscus.

Aug 23, 2022 8:30 AM EST

Not slated to play Monday

Flacco is among the Jets players in line to be held out of Monday's preseason game against the Falcons, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Zach Wilson bouncing back from arthroscopic knee surgery, ESPN's Rich Cimini relays that it's likely that Flacco will start at QB for the Jets in Week 1. As for Monday's contest, Mike White and Chris Streveler are available to handle the team's signal caller reps.

Aug 22, 2022 9:54 AM EST

Still on track for Week 1 start

Flacco is on track to start Week 1 against the Ravens even after fellow Jets quarterback Zach Wilson had successful meniscus surgery Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Jets got good news Tuesday afternoon, with Wilson able to have the relatively less invasive surgery and now facing a recovery timeline of approximately 2-4 weeks. That suggests he could be back in time for Week 1, in theory, but the Jets reportedly are inclined to be cautious, in part because Wilson also has a bone bruise in his knee and doesn't figure to do much physical activity the next couple weeks. Flacco has been taking most of the first-team practice reps since Wilson got hurt in the preseason opener, while Mike White next up and Chris Streveler bringing up the rear.

Aug 16, 2022 12:17 PM EST

Starter while Wilson recovers

Flacco has been taking first-team reps since Zach Wilson sustained a knee injury in Friday's preseason game against the Eagles, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Wilson is scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday, after which point he'll be expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks barring further setbacks. While Wilson is out, Flacco will operate as the Jets' starter, and that stint as the team's top quarterback could include a Week 1 showdown against Flacco's former team, the Ravens.

Aug 15, 2022 6:28 AM EST

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