QB Joe Flacco, Jets agree to terms on 1-year deal

Carrie Guzman
May 23, 2020

Flacco has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Flacco can earn an additional $3 million through incentives, according to Schefter.

Flacco, who had neck surgery last month and is expected to be out until September 1 will compete for the backup job behind Sam Darnold. The one-year contract is worth $1.5 million. Douglas was a key member of the Ravens' personnel department who fought for Flacco during a draft process that eventually led to Baltimore taking Flacco with the 18th-overall pick, per NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah. Last year, Flacco was traded to the Denver Broncos where he had a very weak season and found himself without a job. He went 2-6 as a starter and threw for only 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions.

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Due to a neck procedure he underwent in April, Flacco isn't expected to be cleared until some time around the start of the regular season. Flacco went on to become Baltimore's starting quarterback for 10-plus seasons, leading them to a championship in 2012 when Flacco was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVII.

Flacco's signing is an improvement over where the Jets were at this time last season, when they had Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk as the team's backups to Darnold. "If that's what it has to be, then, I want to play football. whether it's here or wherever, if that's what it's going to take for me to get back in and start playing again, then yeah, I'll go that route".

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