Flacco returns home; signs free agent deal with the Eagles

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Quarterback Joe Flacco is coming home. The free-agent will get to play approximately 20 minutes from his hometown in Audubon, New Jersey.

Flacco has signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. He will receive $3.5 million.

Former New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco attempts to throw a pass in practice
Joe Flacco attempts to throw a pass in practice (Photo by Joe Flacco/Instagram)

Through incentives, he can earn up to $7.5 million.

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The veteran signal-caller will be on his fourth team in the last four NFL seasons. He began his career with the Baltimore Ravens.

He was then traded to the Denver Broncos. Last season, he was with the New York Jets.

Now, in what may be his final season in the league, he comes home to play for the Eagles. Philadelphia was in the mix to sign him last off-season before signing with the Jets.

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As the Eagles back up, he’ll serve more as a mentor for second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, who is expected to enter his first season as the starter. Hurts takes over the starting role from Carson Wentz, who was traded in the off-season to the Indianapolis Colts.

This past season with the Jets, Flacco appeared in five games, including four starts when Sam Darnold was injured. He went 0-4 as a starter.

Flacco went 74 of 134 for 864 yards. He also had six touchdown passes and three interceptions.

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In his long career, the former Delaware Blue Hen has made 176 appearances, including 175 starts. He is 98-77 as a starter.

He has gone 3,744 for 6,066 attempts for 40,931 yards. Flacco has thrown 224 touchdown passes and 144 interceptions.

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