Eagles trade Joe Flacco to Jets

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Joe Flacco is going back to the Jets.

The Eagles agreed to trade Flacco to the Jets today, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. The Eagles will get a sixth-round draft pick that can become a fifth-round pick depending on Flacco’s playing time, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Jets are in need of another quarterback because their starter, rookie Zach Wilson, is out 2-4 weeks with a PCL sprain. Mike White is the only other quarterback on the active roster, while quarterback Josh Johnson is on the practice squad.

Flacco also makes sense for the Jets to serve in a veteran mentor role, something many observers thought the Jets should have had for Wilson all along.

The 36-year-old Flacco was also with the Jets last year, starting four games. He played in 2019 for the Broncos and from 2008 to 2018 for the Ravens.

60 responses to “Eagles trade Joe Flacco to Jets

  1. Who is he going to mentor? I mean really. Jimmy G signed for big money in San Francisco because TOM BRADY was his mentor. At this point Flacco is a plug and play QB. {Just don’t do anything make us lose}. I do wish the Jets all the best though.

  2. If Hurts getting worse every week is a result of Flacco’s mentorship this year, the Jets can have him.

    The Flacco signing never made any sense anyway. Doubled his salary to get him to come after he showed once again last year he’s just collecting a paycheck and can’t play. This is a guy who always refused to help younger QBs on the roster prior to this year. Why?

  3. Joe…..you should just stay in Audubon NJ and tell the Eagles….uhhhh I retired.

  4. Run the table to 12-5. Win the division. On their way to a forty point victory in LA in February.

  5. Great signing for the Jets, he’s Elite and the kid looks to be out for the year. Go Jet’s

  6. He’s 8 years younger than Brady and has the same amount of Superbowl wins as Rodgers…the Jets comeback starts now! 😉

  7. Flacco is not leading the jets to the playoffs and he’s not the mentor type either. Jets pretty much just flushed a draft pick down the toilet

  8. Another missed opportunity for the hibernating Bears to get anything for Foles…SMH ! Terribly run organization.

  9. agluttonforpunishment says:
    October 25, 2021 at 6:40 pm
    What about Nick Foles? At least he would be willing to do some mentoring.
    I’m sure Justin Fields is loving all that good Nick Foles mentoring.

  10. Mike White coming into the game cold did very well in his first two drives. He seemed to be a better pocker-passer than Zach Wilson. The 2 interceptions were not completely his fault. Jets is not going make the playoff this year. Give Mike White a chance, at least for the next few weeks. Flacco is not your answer, short or long term.

  11. I’d just bring in Flacco as an emergency QB, and a QB coaching assistant. Mike White should get an opportunity to show that he’s a decent backup who’s capable of winning in the NFL. If playing Flacco would get you to the super bowl, I’m all for it, but i think he can be a lot more useful in a support role.

  12. I actually was thinking Flacco was going to play after ZW was gone. I didn’t realize the backup had NO experience. I know they are clueless but shouldn’t there be 1 vet at the QB position, esp if the starter is a rookie? Oddly White looked the better of the 2 on Sunday.

  13. Cards traded a 5 for Zach Ertz
    Cards traded a 4 and David Johnson for Hopkins
    Cards traded nothing for Watt
    Joe F for a 5….LOL! They should have given the Jets a 6 to take him.

  14. Flacco was the Patriot slayer in his day. Only QB to go into Foxboro (in January) and defeat the Patriots 2 of 4 meetings. And it should have been 4-0 if Lee Evans doesn’t drop an easy game winning touchdown pass (2011) and later the Ravens D giving up two 14 point leads (2015)

  15. Sign Cam Newton for nothing and keep the draft pick. Jets are going nowhere anyway, why give away a valuable draft pick? Stupid.

  16. joshiewashie says:
    October 25, 2021 at 8:53 pm
    Best move Howie has made in a year


    Second best – the Eagles received the Dolphins 2022 first rd pick for moving back six spots in the first round in 2021.

  17. From one bad team to another for a player way past his prime…

    Every move made especially by Jets is puzzling!! Unless there are significant changes starting with management, Jets especially will continue to remain a dysfunctional team…

  18. steelcurtainn says:

    October 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    How flacco ever won a super bowl is still shocking. Worse qb to ever win one.


    *cough* Trent Dilfer /*cough*

  19. Why not just sign Bortles off the street and keep the draft pick? They’re essentially the same QB style-wise

  20. Flacco is Elite! Just give him a solid five seconds in the pocket and he will deal. Super Bowl run coming up

  21. Amazing that the Eagles got better trade value for Joe Flacco than the Patriots could get for Stephon Gilmore.

    Also, Flacco has been outspoken in the past about NOT going out of his way to help out younger QB’s, so what makes you think he would be a ‘mentor” all of a sudden?

  22. steelcurtainn says:
    October 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm
    How flacco ever won a super bowl is still shocking. Worse qb to ever win one.

    No Steelers fan, Trent Dilfer was geez!

  23. One man’s trash is another man’s still TRASH. Why do teams keep bailing them out with draft picks for their not helpful QBs and bad contracts? McNabb, Kolb, Barkley, Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Foles (twice), Wentz, now Flacco.

  24. bwdjr says:
    October 26, 2021 at 8:02 am
    Joe Flacco is still “Stealing money” ?
    Say what you will about Flacco, but in his 5th year he bet on himself and won big. For that 4 game playoff run in 2012, he could do no wrong and got a big payday because of it. He did not do much after that and his big contract meant the Ravens lost some opportunities to retain key players. Still, his kids have a lifetime of financial security.

  25. Bundle the 1st round picks & our rookie Qb for Watson and be done with this mess. The DC should be put on notice , and the OC should’ve been put on notice weeks ago. Our Rookie HC is looking like a pushover, no emotion on the sidelines, no passion .. this isn’t a Fortune 500 company, this is a passionate game, get in it or go home! As for the Jets.. no reason for fans to watch anything from this team. Not even enough situational awareness to stop a screen play? Even I was calling them out .. this team is a joke, they could have 5 first round picks and they’d still suck. This lifetime fan over over 40 tuned out for the season.

  26. YAY! Does that mean the Jets are Superbowl contenders now? Joking aside, Joe can still play in the right system. He needs a strong running game and very good receivers to use the play-action and therefore have success. However, it does not look like the jest have any of that. The jests will be selling come trade deadline. They will offload some of the big contracts and continue the rebuild. It makes you wonder though. Was Zack Wilson the right choice to lead the rebuild? I don’t know. The jury is still out on that. But, the jets are unwatchable right now.

  27. Wilson, Salah (as D-coordinator), several picks including some ones to Seattle for Wilson and they will throw in Norton Jr as a sweetener.

  28. Are Jets now favored next weekend? Why not, they took down the Titans, now do it to the Bengals!!

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