Joe Flacco has been named the New York Jets starting quarterback for Week 1 of the 2022 season.
It was an obvious choice, given that Zach Wilson is still sidelined with a knee injury.
The former BYU standout suffered a non-contact injury during their preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
It turned out that the bone bruise and meniscus tear required surgery.
Rushing Wilson’s return will only hurt the Jets’ chances in the long run.
However, head coach Robert Saleh shared that Wilson might not play until Week 4 at the earliest.
If that’s the case, Flacco has three weeks to be the Jets’ starter.
That’s enough time to join an exclusive group of quarterbacks, as ESPN’s Jamison Hensley shared.
Joe Flacco, who faces the Ravens on Sunday, has beaten 30 of the 32 teams as a starting QB.
The only exceptions: Ravens and Seahawks.
There have been 8 QBs who have beaten 31 or more teams, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Only active QBs to do so are Tom Brady (32) and Aaron Rodgers (31).
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 7, 2022
Hensley tweeted, “Joe Flacco, who faces the Ravens on Sunday, has beaten 30 of the 32 teams as a starting QB. The only exceptions: Ravens and Seahawks. There have been 8 QBs who have beaten 31 or more teams, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Only active QBs to do so are Tom Brady (32) and Aaron Rodgers (31).”
Being mentioned in the same sentence with Brady and Rodgers puts any quarterback in illustrious company.
Flacco could have the opportunity to defeat all 32 teams if he becomes the starter in Week 17 against Seattle.
But once Wilson is ready, he will have to take his place at the top of the depth chart.
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He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Flacco spent 11 seasons with the franchise before being traded to the Denver Broncos.
Unfortunately for him, the Ravens snagged Lamar Jackson via the draft, and they went with him since.
Defeating his former team would give Flacco a good feeling and a great start for the Jets in 2022.NEXT: Jets HC Reveals When Zach Wilson Could Return