Quarterback, Joe Flacco of the Jets gets the ball off as he is caught by Broderick Washington of the Ravens in the second half in the season opener as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the NY Jets 24-9 on September 11, 2022.

The Baltimore Ravens Defeat The Ny Jets In The Seaqson Opener 24 9 On September 11 2022

Jets stick with Joe Flacco as Week 2 starter

Mike White remains the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart and Joe Flacco is still the starter as the New York Jets dive headlong into Week 2 preparations.

Flacco started last Sunday in the Jets’ Week 1 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but converted only 2 of 14 third-down chances in a 24-9 defeat. He was also pressured 19 times and averaged just 5.2 yards per pass attempt.

Flacco, 37, is now winless in six starts with the Jets, and head coach Robert Saleh opened the door to a QB storyline entering the Week 2 game at Cleveland by not committing to Flacco on Monday.

“More than likely, going to be Joe,” Saleh said Monday.

But the offense is staying in Flacco’s hands for at least one more start. Playing in place of Jets starter Zach Wilson, Flacco went 37-for-59 for 307 yards with a touchdown and an interception last week.

Wilson is sidelined for at least the first four games of the season following preseason knee surgery. Saleh said Wilson is at least one week away from returning to team drills but will throw to receivers this week.

The other quarterback on the roster is White, the name Jets’ fans chanted in the fourth quarter. Guard Connor McGovern said he didn’t hear any chants for White during the game but added Flacco is called “Cool Joe” for a reason.

–Field Level Media

Aug 12, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jets QB Zach Wilson (knee) out until at least Week 4

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will miss at least the first three games with a knee injury, coach Robert Saleh confirmed Wednesday.

His earliest return would be the Week 4 game at Pittsburgh on Oct. 2.

Veteran Joe Flacco will pilot the Jets in his absence, including Sunday’s season opener against his former team as the Baltimore Ravens visit East Rutherford, N.J.

There had been a glimmer of hope after Wilson went through a workout on Monday morning to test his surgically-repaired right knee.

However, Saleh said Wednesday’s decision was based on “everything we gathered over the last couple of days.”

“We are going to make sure that both mind and body are 110 percent, make sure that we do right by him,” Saleh said. “And we feel like, from talking to the doctors and everyone, it’s going to be that Pittsburgh week.”

Wilson, 23, had arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 16 after sustaining a meniscus tear and a bone bruise on a non-contact injury in the Aug. 12 preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 draft, missed time last season with a torn PCL in the same knee. He was 3-10 as a starter with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Flacco, 37, won 96 regular season games and a Super Bowl championship over 11 seasons with the Ravens (2008-18). He passed for 338 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in two games last season with the Jets.

–Field Level Media

Nov 21, 2021; East Rutherford, N.J., USA;  New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (19) pre game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets working to keep backup QB Joe Flacco

The New York Jets reportedly want veteran Joe Flacco to return as Zach Wilson’s backup quarterback in 2022.

ESPN reported Wednesday that the Jets are in talks with the 37-year-old free agent about a new contract.

Flacco is 0-5 as a starter with New York over the past two seasons, completing 101 of 176 passes for 1,202 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

He spent his first 11 NFL seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, winning a championship in Super Bowl XLVII, before going to the Denver Broncos in 2019 and the Jets in 2020.

Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, started 13 games as a rookie (3-10 record) and completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,334 yards with nine TDs and 11 interceptions. He rushed for 185 yards and four scores.

The ESPN report said the Jets also want to retain restricted free agent quarterback Mike White, who was 1-2 as the starter in 2021. He completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 953 yards, five touchdowns and eight picks.

–Field Level Media

Injured Jets quarterback Zach Wilson behind quarterback Joe Flacco on the sidelines in the second half. The Buffalo Bills beat the New York Jets 45-17 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on November 14, 2021.

The Buffalo Bills Play The New York Jets At Metlife Stadium In East Rutherford Nj On November 14 2021

Report: Jets QB Joe Flacco to start Sunday vs. Dolphins

Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco will make his first start this season for the New York Jets this Sunday against the visiting Miami Dolphins, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Rookie first-round pick Zach Wilson remains sidelined with a knee sprain and backup Mike White is coming off a four-interception performance in a 45-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.

Flacco, 36, was reacquired in an Oct. 25 trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional, late-round 2022 draft pick. He completed all three pass attempts for 47 yards and a touchdown in a relief effort against Buffalo.

Flacco lost all four of his starts for the Jets in 2020 after Sam Darnold suffered a shoulder injury. Flacco completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 864 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.

He made eight starts for the Denver Broncos in 2019 after an 11-year run with the Baltimore Ravens that included a Super Bowl XLVII victory and franchise records for wins (96), passing yards (38,245) and touchdown passes (212).

White, 26, passed for 405 yards and three TDs in a 34-31 win against the Cincinnati Bengals in his first career start in Week 8. Through four games, he has completed 66.7 percent of his throws for 953 yards with five touchdowns and eight picks.

–Field Level Media

Oct 24, 2021; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) calls a play against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Jets announce QB Mike White as starter vs. Bengals

New York Jets backup quarterback Mike White will get his first NFL start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

White replaces starter Zach Wilson, who is expected to miss two-to-four weeks due to a knee injury sustained Sunday in the Jets’ 54-13 road loss to the New England Patriots.

White took over for the Jets (1-5) after Wilson got hurt. In his first NFL action, the 26-year-old completed 20 of 32 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

Jets coach Robert Saleh said Wednesday the expectations won’t be any different with White under center.

“Same expectations every starting quarterback would have,” said Saleh. “Take care of the football, move the football, move the chains, score when you have the chance to score. Just really command the offense the way he has since OTAs and training camp.”

Practice squad QB Josh Johnson is expected to be elevated to the active roster as White’s backup.

Following Wilson’s injury, the Jets reacquired Joe Flacco in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

The Eagles confirmed that they picked up a conditional 2022 sixth-round draft pick in exchange for Flacco. According to multiple media outlets, the selection could become a fifth-rounder depending on Flacco’s playing time in New York.

Flacco, 36, appeared in five games for the Jets last year, losing all four of his starts. In March, he signed a one-year, $3.5 million free agent deal with Philadelphia, but he never got in a game this season while backing up Jalen Hurts.

–Field Level Media

Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts before a game against the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

What’s in a number? Eagles QB Jalen Hurts to wear No. 1

Jalen Hurts’ new jersey number will reflect his status on the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback depth chart.

The Eagles announced Friday that Hurts will wear No. 1 as opposed to the No. 2 jersey he wore after being selected by Philadelphia with a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

For the record, Hurts wore No. 1 while with Oklahoma and No. 2 while playing at Alabama.

Punter Cameron Johnston wore the No. 1 jersey with the Eagles last season, however he signed with the Houston Texans last month.

In addition, backup quarterback Joe Flacco will wear No. 7 with the Eagles in 2021. Flacco previously has worn No. 5 during his career with the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos and New York Jets, however No. 5 has been retired by the Eagles with respect to former quarterback Donovan McNabb.

–Field Level Media

Dec 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) warms up before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

QB Joe Flacco agrees to deal with Eagles

Aug 20, 2020; Ashburn, Virginia, USA; The helmet of Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (not pictured) rests on a cooler next to a trashcan with the retired Washington Redskins logo on day twenty-three of training camp at Inova Sports Performance Center in Ashburn, Virginia. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback Joe Flacco has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, his agents announced on Tuesday.

JL Sports took to Twitter to publicly congratulate Flacco, a former Super Bowl MVP and southern New Jersey native.

“Congratulations to our client @JoeFlacco on signing with the @Eagles #NextChapter,” JL Sports tweeted.

Multiple media outlets reported that Flacco is receiving a one-year deal with $3.5 million guaranteed. The contract could increase to $4 million more in incentives.

The Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, leaving 2020 second-round pick Jalen Hurts as the only signal-caller on the current roster.

Flacco, 36, lost all four of his starts with the New York Jets last season, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 864 yards with six TDs and three picks.

Flacco was the No. 18 overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft. He was named Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens notched a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers following the 2012 season.

After the emergence of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens traded Flacco to the Broncos before the 2019 season. He started eight games in Denver before a neck injury sidelined him the rest of the season. After the Broncos released him in the offseason, the Jets signed him to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Flacco has passed for 40,931 yards, 224 touchdowns and 144 interceptions in 176 career games.

–Field Level Media

Nov 9, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Breshad Perriman (19) during the first half against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold (shoulder) out again for Jets in Week 11

New York Jets backup quarterback Joe Flacco will get the start again this week in place of the injured Sam Darnold, coach Adam Gase said Monday.

The winless Jets visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-7) on Sunday and play not far from where Darnold was a star at Southern California.

Darnold continues to deal with a shoulder injury, even after the Jets’ bye in Week 10.

“I’m very confident that I’ll play again this year,” Darnold said. “For me it’s just about making sure that when I do come back, I’m 100 percent so that when I do land on it or get hit it’s not getting reinjured.”

Darnold originally suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder when he was slammed to the ground by Denver linebacker Alexander Johnson in the Jets’ Week 4 loss to the Broncos.

Flacco, 35, replaced Darnold briefly in that game and started the losses against Arizona and Miami in Weeks 5 and 6.

Darnold, 23, returned to the lineup in Week 7 and aggravated the shoulder injury a week later in a 35-9 loss at Kansas City.

Flacco now will get his fourth start in the game against the Chargers. Last week, he passed Joe Montana for 20th place in league history for career passing yards. Flacco threw for 262 yards against the New England Patriots in Week 9, but a late interception helped the Patriots score 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

Flacco is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four TDs against two interceptions on the season.

The Jets rank last in the league in yards per game (266), passing yards (167.1) and scoring (13.4 points).

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran needs just 88 passing yards to move past Hall of Famer Joe Montana (40,551) for 20th place on the NFL’s all-time leaderboard.

Darnold has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions in six games. Flacco has connected on 51.9 percent of his pass attempts for 397 yards with one score and one pick in three games.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold  (14) hands off to running back Lamical Perine (22) during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Darnold, Williams inactive for Jets vs. Patriots

Quarterback Sam Darnold and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were among the New York Jets players listed as inactive before Monday night’s home game against the New England Patriots. Both were listed as doubtful on the most recent injury report.

Darnold left the Oct. 1 game when he was sacked in the first quarter by Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson. Darnold soon returned to the game and played the rest of the way of the Jets’ 37-28 loss. The injury was later diagnosed as a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and he missed the next two games.

He came back to play the past two weeks, but discomfort in the shoulder this week cost him practice time and he was listed as doubtful approaching the Monday game.

In his place, veteran Joe Flacco will make his third start of the season. The 13-year veteran needs just 88 passing yards to move past Hall of Famer Joe Montana (40,551) for 20th place on the NFL’s all-time leaderboard.

Darnold has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,045 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions in six games. Flacco has connected on 51.9 percent of his pass attempts for 397 yards with one score and one pick in three games.

Williams, the Jets’ first-round pick (third overall) in the 2019 draft out of Alabama, has 5 1/2 sacks in 21 games over two seasons, including three sacks in eight games this season

He suffered a hamstring injury in New York’s 35-9 loss at Kansas City on Nov. 1.

The Jets (0-8) are the NFL’s only winless team as take on the Patriots (2-5) in East Rutherford, N.J.

–Field Level Media