New York Jets: Should the Jets Target Joe Flacco?

New York Jets, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold

The New York Jets are in the market for a backup QB this offseason and they’re in luck because the Denver Broncos just released former Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco. Over the last couple of seasons, Joe Flacco has been average at best as a starter, his recent stint in Denver was a complete failure and more likely than not ended his career as a starting quarterback. Last season the Jets learned the importance of backup QB’s when they struggled to put any points on the board for four straight weeks due to Sam Darnold being out with mono. Should the Jets look into Joe Flacco to be their next backup QB?

Flacco’s Profile

Joe Flacco was drafted in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens, this is important because Jets GM Joe Douglas was a scout for the Ravens from 2000-2014. Over the past 4 seasons, Joe Flacco has 56 touchdowns to 39 interceptions and an average quarterback rating of 83.3. Flacco has always been clutch in big moments and is a good leader that is well respected throughout the league.


If the Jets want to sign Joe Flacco, they’d have to be willing to pay him around 5-7 million dollars fully guaranteed. There is a surplus of backup quarterbacks on the market which may even bring down the price tag for the Jets if they choose to sign Flacco.


Flacco would be the ideal QB to backup Darnold since he has so much experience in the league. However, it is very unlikely the Jets reach out to Joe Flacco for the job considering they have a bunch of other holes to fill out first. Adam Gase would also most likely want someone who is familiar with his system such as Matt Moore.

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