BREAKING: New York Jets Already Eyeing Zach Wilson Replacement After He Suffers Injury

Published 10/26/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


The New York Jets will trade in quarterback Joe Flacco from the Philadelphia Eagles amid a quarterback crisis suffered by them because of the unfortunate injury of their starting QB Zach Wilson. Wilson picked up a PCL injury during his clash against the New England Patriots on week 7.

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The Eagles signed 36-year-old quarterback Joe Flacco in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. However, they recently traded him to New York Jets for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in 2022.

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Joe Flacco back to New York Jets

Joe Flacco will help the Jets fill in the QB void created in the absence of Zach Wilson, who is sidelined for about 2-4 weeks. Flacco will enlighten the Jets squad with his 13 years of experience as a quarterback in the D1 NFL. And so it remained necessary for the franchise to sign him back before the transfer window closed.

Flacco was a backup QB to Sam Darnold for the Jets during the 2020 NFL season. But they released him at the end of the season, making him a free agent until the Eagles signed him during the offseason.

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Flacco’s stay with the Philadelphia Eagles

“Joe was just a great person to be around, a great pro to be around,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said. “Had a phenomenal preseason and was really good for our room, but an opportunity arose for him to go ahead and contribute somewhere else and obviously us getting a pick for that.”

“Our time with Joe Flacco was really good,” he further added. “We really appreciated him and everything that he did. He’s a great pro and you can see why he won so many games when he was with Baltimore and all the other places that he’s been.”

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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