NY Jets adding Joe Flacco on 1-year contract

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce the decision.

After Flacco went down with an injury, the Broncos turned to Brandon Allen for three games while then-rookie Drew Lock recovered from a thumb injury.

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 Jets have agreed to terms with free agent Joe Flacco on a one-year contract, the quarterback's agency, JL Sports, announced on social media. Flacco helped lead Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory to cap the 2012 season, beating Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.

17, 2019, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver.

Flacco will likely compete for the Jets' backup job behind starter Sam Darnold.

Selected 18th overall by the Ravens in 2008, Flacco has a career regular-season record of 98-73 with more than 40,000 yards passing, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions. F lacco said he initially had neck issues a few weeks before the game against the Colts.

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.

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