The 37-year-old QB was named the starter on Wednesday and is expected to be in that role for the foreseeable future.
Zach Wilson is expected to miss at least three weeks with the knee injury he suffered in the preseason.
That means it is the Joe Flacco show in New York.
Flacco has played with the Jets since the 2020 season, including a short stint with Philadelphia in between.
He has started five games in his time and has gone 0-5.
But, he does have nine touchdowns to three interceptions during his time there.
The 2022 Jets will be the best roster they have had in a while.
Flacco has especially taken a liking to Moore during their time together in 2021.
In Flacco’s one start last season, Moore had eight receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown.
Look for that connection to play a big part in the Jets’ success during the first month of the season.
Robert Saleh, has nothing but praise for Flacco saying, “Joe Flacco is a starting quarterback in this league. He’s really, really talented.”
The Redemption Tour
Flacco gets to start the season against his former team, the Baltimore Ravens.
It's official: Joe Flacco vs. the Ravens in Week 1.
There has only been one previous time in NFL history where a QB started an opener vs a team they previously won a Super Bowl with as a starter: Peyton Manning in 2014 Week 1 with the Broncos against the Colts, per @EliasSports.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 7, 2022
That is a very tough matchup against one of the better teams in the AFC.
Especially since no one knows what the Jets defense will look like.
Low-scoring games are going to be the way for the Jets to steal some wins.
After the Ravens in Week 1, the Jets face the rest of the AFC North in the next three games.
More teams that Flacco is very familiar with.
This may be the last chance Flacco gets to prove he can be a solid backup QB in the league.
He is 37 and probably only has a few seasons left.
But at this point the better he plays the more he can add to his legacy.
He is two wins away from 100 career wins.
Getting to that number would be a great achievement for the veteran.
One issue for Flacco is that he is essentially a statue in the pocket.
New York’s offensive line is ranked 13th in the NFL according to PFF.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 4, 2022
That offensive line should be able to keep Flacco upright and allow him to be a solid pocket passer.
This first month of the season will be huge for the Jets’ season outlook and the redemption of Flacco’s career.
If they start 0-3 then nothing but problems await them for the rest of the season.
But, if Flacco can get them to 2-1 or even 1-2, then the Jets have a reason for optimism with Wilson on his way back.
The redemption tour is officially on for Broadway Joe.