Jets QB Flacco to start vs. Cardinals
New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco will be under center for this weekend’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach Adam Gase announced Wednesday.
Sam Darnold sustained an injured right shoulder during last Thursday’s 37-28 loss to the Denver Broncos. The former first-round pick was able to return to the contest with what has been described as an AC joint sprain, but Gase told reporters that Darnold would not practice on Wednesday and is deemed week-to-week.
Flacco stepped in for four offensive snaps for Darnold last week. He completed both of his pass attempts for 16 yards.
The 35-year-old Flacco’s last start came on Oct. 27 with the Broncos before missing the remainder of the season with a neck injury. Flacco was released by Denver in March. He signed with the Jets two months later.
Flacco will look to guide the Jets (0-4) to their first victory on Sunday against the Cardinals (2-2) in East Rutherford, N.J.
Flacco has passed for 40,083 yards, 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions in 172 career games for the Baltimore Ravens (2008-18), Broncos (2019) and Jets. He was named Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens notched a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers following the 2012 season.
–Field Level Media