Joe Flacco was pushed out of Baltimore by Lamar Jackson and the emergence of Drew Lock in Denver, along with a neck injury, left the veteran quarterback without a job once again. This was a quick fall for Flacco after he was a regular starter from 2008-2017.
The once-questionably elite quarterback was on the market and it appears he has a new home after reportedly signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets.
This move is less surprising and more just odd. Yet the connection between Flacco and Joe Douglas helps explain why the move was made. The fact Sam Darnold's best backup is David Fales also explains why the Jets sought out someone with a bit more experience.
Signing Flacco is not a disastrous move. However, he is still dealing with a neck injury that caused the Broncos to cut him and has shown nothing the past two years that would make it seem like he could step in and succeed if needed.
Is Flacco elite? The answer to that is a resounding no. Yet he may have found a perfect home as the Jets have not been to the postseason since 2010. Darnold appears to be the answer at quarterback for the Jets. Yet, if he goes down in 2020, the hopes and dreams of the franchise lie in the hands of Flacco.