He first joined the team in 2020 when he signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
After that season, he joined the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal to be a backup for Jalen Hurts.
However, the Eagles traded him to the Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick.
Back then, rookie quarterback Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury and the Jets needed someone to facilitate their offense.
Fast forward to 2022 and Wilson is once again nursing an injury.
In that case, Flacco will have an opportunity to start in Week 1 of the 2022 season.
If he does, he will make history, as ESPN’s Jamison Hensley pointed out.
If it’s Joe Flacco vs. the Ravens …
Flacco would become the 2nd QB in NFL history to start a season opener against a team they previously won a Super Bowl with as the starter, per @EliasSports.
The only other time this occurred was in 2014, when Peyton Manning faced the Colts
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 16, 2022
Hensley tweeted, “If it’s Joe Flacco vs. the Ravens, Flacco would become the 2nd QB in NFL history to start a season opener against a team they previously won a Super Bowl with as the starter, per @EliasSports. The only other time this occurred was in 2014, when Peyton Manning faced the Colts.”
Back then, Manning played for the Denver Broncos after recovering from a neck fusion surgery.
Flacco Against The Ravens
It would have been more special if Flacco played against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
Still, the memories of playing for the squad will come back if he takes the field against Baltimore at MetLife Stadium.
Flacco was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft and was named the team’s starter.
He led the Ravens to an 11-5 record in his rookie season which was enough to earn him Pepsi Rookie Of The Year honors.
However, his crowning glory came in the 2012 season when he led Baltimore to victory in Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers.
Flacco suited up for the Ravens until 2018 and he was dealt to the Denver Broncos during the 2019 offseason.