Why Flacco deserves his new chance with the Jets
Joe Flacco is off to a new start with the New York Jets and they are ready to bring the best of his games in the 2021-22 season. The Jets are going to need every skill he can give to the team if they are going to win in their next set of games.
With rookie QB Zach Wilson out with a knee injury, the Jets have opted to make a huge move and trade for Philadelphia Eagles backup QB Joe Flacco. This is one of the bright ideas that the Jets have made to ensure that they can keep their push in the 2021-22 season alive.
The Jets have sent their sixth-round pick to the Eagles so they can use Flacco to take over Zach's spot. This means Joe is the only hope left for the team as they look to get more wins in their next set of games.
This is an opportunity Joe can use to ignite his games and find a way to help the Jets win. While there is no timetable for Zach’s return, Joe can ensure that he will get more chances in his games and improve his stats at the same time.
Wilson’s injury is a big break for Flacco
Wilson left in the second quarter of their loss to the New England Patriots. His right knee was twisted as soon as it was hit by linebacker Matthew Judon. The rising star did not return to the game and his status is still up in the air.
Mike White took over for Wilson’s spot. He made 20 of 32 passes for 202 yards, but the Jets were stunned and could not get their offence going. That led to a 54-13 loss, and that was the sign they needed to turn on the green light for plan B, which is to sign a new QB.
Flacco is a veteran of 13 years in the NFL. He won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens and he is now set to take over the spot until Wilson gets back.
The PCL sprain on Wilson means that he will miss at least two to four weeks of action with the Jets. This is the perfect time for Joe to show what he can do to help the Jets win in their next games and hopefully keep their playoff hopes alive.
Flacco can offer a big boost to the Jets
Flacco’s experience will come in handy for the team, but what matters more is the fact that he has already played for the Jets as well. In his run with the team, he played in five games and started four of those in Sam Darnold’s stead. He made 55.2% of his passes for 864 yards with six TDs and three INTs in that span.
This shows a lot of promise from Flacco, whose game is known to be deadly when it comes to passing the ball. This could improve the Jets’ attack and also add more to their scoring runs. Wilson will take some time to return and it is unlikely that the Jets will rush him to play again.
The Jets may have to put all their trust into Flacco’s games in the coming months and hope that he is the best weapon they can use to win.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores