Joe Flacco

New York Jets
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New York Jets
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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

Running ahead of White

Flacco is the Jets' No. 2 quarterback heading into Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles, behind Zach Wilson and ahead of Mike White, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: Wilson's expected to play 1-2 series Friday before giving way to Flacco, who will likely split the remainder of the game with White. While White flashed some upside with a 405-yard performance against the Bengals last season, Flacco's extensive experience as a starter has him in the driver's seat for the backup job, which would make him the next man up should Wilson struggle or get hurt.

Aug 10, 2022 10:14 AM EST

Returns to Jets

Flacco has signed a one-year deal to remain with the Jets, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Per Cimini, the 37-year-old's deal is for $3.5 million, plus incentives. Now that he's back in the fold, Flacco, who logged one spot start at QB with the Jets last season, will continue to provide the team with an experienced backup/mentor for Zach Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Mar 16, 2022 11:44 AM EST

Solid in lone start of 2021

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.

Analysis: 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.

Jan 14, 2022 10:51 AM EST

Activated by Jets

The Jets activated Flacco (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: 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 due to the league's updated health and safety policies.The 36-year-old should serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Zach Wilson in Sunday's matchup against Tampa Bay.

Dec 29, 2021 9:41 AM EST

On COVID list for at least 10 days

Flacco (illness) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: 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.

Dec 23, 2021 2:00 PM EST

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