Jets sign veteran QB Joe Flacco to one-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Joe Flacco is returning home. No, it’s not to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he said he would like to play during a previous interview.

Instead of being approximately 30 minutes from his home town, he’ll be playing more than two hours from his family. Flacco signed with the New York Jets on Friday.

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco attempts a pass against the Indianapolis Colts
Joe Flacco attempts a pass against the Indianapolis Colts (Photo by the Associated Press/Michael Conroy)

It is a one-year agreement. He will receive a base salary of $1.5 million. 

In addition, through incentives, he can earn $3 million more should be reach these marks in his contract. 

Flacco will now back up Sam Darnold with the Jets. The 35-year-old Voorhees, New Jersey native has served as a back up for much of the last two seasons.

He was traded to the Denver Broncos last off-season, before being released in March. Flacco started eight games, before being replaced by Drew Luck.

In his eight starts, he went 2-6. Flacco went 171 of 262 for 1,822 yards. He also had six touchdown passes and five interceptions.

In his final season in Baltimore during the 2018 season, Flacco started nine games, before losing his job to Lamar Jackson. He went 4-5 as a starter. 

Flacco went 232 of 379 for 2,465 yards. He had 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions. 

In his NFL career, he has appeared in 171 games, including 171 starts. He is 98-73 as a starter. 

The veteran signal-caller has gone 3,670 of 5,932 for 40,067 yards. He has thrown 218 touchdown passes and 141 interceptions. 

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