Jets Signing Joe Flacco To One-Year Deal


The New York Jets have signed veteran QB Joe Flacco to a one-year contract on Friday, according to his agency. 

  • Adam Schefter reports that Flacco receives a one-year contract worth $1.5 million that can increase up to $4.5 million by reaching incentives. 

The Jets were clearly in the market for a backup quarterback, considering that they had David Fales, rookie James Morgan and Mike White behind Sam Darnold.

A few weeks ago, Adam Caplan reported that Flacco underwent neck surgery this April. 

Flacco has been rehabbing and is expected to be ready to return to play by the end of August or beginning of September. 

Flacco, 35, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2008. The Broncos agreed to trade a 2019 fourth-round pick to the Ravens for Flacco last year. 

Flacco is currently in the fourth year of a six-year, $125 million contract that contained $44 million guaranteed and set to make base salaries of $20.25 million (2020) and $24.25 million (2021) over the remainder of the contract.

Denver released Flacco with a failed physical designation this offseason. 

In 2019, Flacco has appeared in eight games and completed 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,822 yards to go along with six touchdowns and five interceptions for the Ravens. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 21 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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