Jets Starting Joe Flacco In Week 5

     

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Jets are expected to start Joe Flacco at quarterback in Week 5 against the Cardinals. 

Jets HC Adam Gase has already confirmed that Flacco gets the start in Week 5. According to Gase, Sam Darnold is week to week with his shoulder injury.

Darnold is dealing with a shoulder sprain to his right shoulder and recent reports said he was unlikely to play this weekend, despite the injury not being considered a long-term issue. 

Flacco previously underwent offseason neck surgery, which led to him opening training camp on the active/PUP list.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 and he just recently signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million worth up to $4.5 million with the Jets. 

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.

 

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