Eagles sign Joe Flacco

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Joe Flacco has found his new NFL home, and it’s close to his hometown.

Flacco has signed with the Eagles, his agent announced.

It’s a homecoming for Flacco, who grew up in Audubon, New Jersey, not far from Philadelphia.

It’s also a sign that the Eagles wanted a veteran backup who will mentor Jalen Hurts. Although the Eagles haven’t definitively stated that Hurts is their starter for 2021, it seems likely that Hurts will start and Flacco will back him up.

The 36-year-old Flacco started four games for the Jets last season and eight games for the Broncos the year before. Prior to that he played for the Ravens from 2008 to 2018.

45 responses to “Eagles sign Joe Flacco

  1. The Philly fans will give Flacco a lot of flak if he gets in and doesn’t play well.

  2. I just dont get why Flacco doesn’t retire. He’s not that good anymore and should have enough money for the next 10 life times.

  3. This is a really smart addition to Philly. You have to have a backup QB in the NFL because many teams will have their QB get nicked up and miss a game or two (or in Dak’s place the rest of the season) and you must have at least someone serviceable in there to at least give the team a punchers chance of winning. This was a good signing but I’ll have to wait till I see how much $$$ before I condone this deal because the NFL is all about the the money.

  4. Poor, bordering on ridiculous choice. Flat-foot Flacco backing up fleet-of-foot Hurts? Concrete-shoe Joe subbing for jumpin’ Jalen?? A past-his-prime pocket passer backing up a young RPO scrambler? If Flacco ever had to play, they’d have to install a radically different offense. He must have come cheap. Very cheap. If he ever has to play… ugh.

  5. mikeyb….Foles is under contract for 2 more years with the Bears so they would have to trade for him AND pay him. He is still playing on his Jaguars contract. Also…Flacco actually was way better in 2020 on the terrible Jets. 6td/3int. Foles had 2td/5int with the Bears…the same Bears that were way better with Trubisky and made the playoffs.

  6. Why would you sign a backup that has no similarities to the starter. If he goes in the game the whole team has adjust to his style of immobility.

  7. Nothing left in the tank and not ready to work with Hurts. Not excited about this signing.

  8. So, then, the Eagles will not be taking a quarterback at No. 6. R-i-i-i-i-i-n-n-n-g: Bill Belichick calling: How ’bout our No. 1 and Stephone Gilmore for your No. 1.

  9. How odd it would have sounded, three years ago on Super Bowl night, to tell an Eagles fan that three years from then, their coach would be the Chargers receivers coach and their QBs would be the guy who just got benched in the college championship game and Joe Flacco.

    How strange that would have sounded. Sounds kind of strange now, too.

  10. I was really hoping to see Nick Foles back in Philly but then I was impressed with Joe Flacco when I watched his games from last year. The Jets offense had issues, but when he had reasonable protection, he looked great. I’m most surprised that one of the QB-needy teams didn’t sign him. Seeing him again, after not watching him for a few years, I was impressed.

  11. OMG! The Eagles just wasted millions. I am sure that there is at least one Eagles fan ready to throw a car battery after this signing.

  12. Jason Harshman says:
    March 23, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    mikeyb….Foles is under contract for 2 more years with the Bears so they would have to trade for him AND pay him. He is still playing on his Jaguars contract. Also…Flacco actually was way better in 2020 on the terrible Jets. 6td/3int. Foles had 2td/5int with the Bears…the same Bears that were way better with Trubisky and made the playoffs.

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    You are 100% correct, Jason. I heard a lot of Eagles fans clamoring for them to trade for Foles, and that’s why I posted that.

  13. Philly has a cap issue this season with the Wentz deal gone bad, Joe is a good addition, a vet QB, he will definitely help out.

  14. To me, this says they are rolling with Hurts as their starter this season. Does anyone really look at Hurts and say “ he’s the future of the franchise “ ? I certainly don’t. I get it if there’s no one they love at 6 from a draft perspective but Jalen Hurts is a place holder and not a viable long term solution. Hopefully, this is just playing it safe in case they don’t have an option at 6.

  15. Great signing he can start instead of Hurts and the go win some games. Fly Eagles Fly!

  16. Joe “go deep son” Flacco will be the starter by the end of the year and I’d be willing to bet the house on it. Hurts is garbage and the Eagles will be be lucky to win 6 games.

  17. Flacco’s backup for quite a few years was Tyrod Taylor. You don’t have to have matching QBs.

  18. If you would’ve told us Eagles fans just 3 short years ago that we would go from Carson Wentz and Nick Foles to Jalen Hurts and Joe Flacco we would have thought you insane or the future dystopian. But here we are. Yikes!

  19. slimglynn says:
    March 23, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    I just dont get why Flacco doesn’t retire. He’s not that good anymore and should have enough money for the next 10 life times.
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    Why not? Brady is still playing. And the minute his team looked like the Broncos and the Jets, he got the hell outta town! Some much of the NFL is about timing and where you land. Joe is definitely backup material and if he wants to play more, so be it.

  20. Flacco’s haters… please name the top 3 wide receivers he had his entire career.



    Meanwhile, he was 10-5 in the playoffs in the AFC in an era dominated by brady & manning, and 2 of those 5 losses included a Bily Cundiff missed chip shot field goal after Flacco drove them down the field with seconds on the clock, and a Lee Evans dropped touchdown catch in the end zone on a perfectly thrown pass from Flacco.

    Numbers dont tell the whole story, neither do lazy sports writers. Flacco is a great pickup for the Eagles as a non threatening backup who can both mentor & give them a shot to win if injury strikes.

  21. I’d say this was a sound signing. He may not be at his peak but he knows it, has seen it, has done it and has won it! It’s what he can teach Hurts that the Eagles are relying on. Good luck Joe.

  22. Say what you want but Flacco is undoubtedly an upgrade from Carson Wentz. By Halloween the Colts will be wishing they had signed Flacco.

  23. The angry Eagles fans commenting must forget they’re in the NFC East. I mean the starting QB’s right now are a one legged Dak Prescott, Ryan “Only good for 8 games” Fitzpatrick and Daniel “We swear we didn’t reach for him and he’ll be good one day” Jones.

    The bar is not that high.

  24. Hard to know where Flacco is at from watching him last year. His play was underwhelming, but he had no skilled players to work with.

  25. @mrfrostyj:
    Maybe you forgot this is the NFC East which it only took 7 games to win, which included a 4 game winning streak.

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