The New York Jets are making an addition to their quarterback room. The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday traded Joe Flacco to the Jets for a conditional sixth-round draft choose that might flip right into a fifth-rounder based mostly on taking part in time, the Eagles announced.
The Jets apparently felt as if they wanted to make an addition at quarterback, as rookie Zach Wilson went down with a strained PCL on Sunday that’s anticipated to knock him out for round two to 4 weeks. With Mike White the one different quarterback on the energetic roster, the Jets determined to usher in a veteran who additionally has some expertise with the franchise.
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Flacco spent final 12 months with the Jets, and even because the backup for Sam Darnold, he performed in 5 video games with 4 begins and threw for 864 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Flacco will in fact be remembered because the Super Bowl XLVII MVP who quarterbacked for the Baltimore Ravens for 11 years. Now 36, he nonetheless needs to compete. When he signed with the Eagles this offseason, he even stated he wasn’t there to be a mentor to the younger Jalen Hurts. He was there to indicate individuals he can play soccer.
As for the Eagles, they didn’t have any drawback making this deal. According to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles needed to advertise former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew to backup — and perhaps even ultimately starter.
“We really feel actually good about Gardner being our No. 2,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni stated on Monday, per Zach Berman of The Athletic.
Flacco hasn’t seen any motion this season, however that is about to alter.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/information/eagles-trade-veteran-joe-flacco-to-jets-for-conditional-2022-sixth-round-draft-pick/ | Eagles commerce veteran Joe Flacco to Jets for conditional 2022 sixth-round draft choose