In Week 11, the Jets name their starting quarterback, and it isn’t Zach Wilson.
We have some exciting New York Jets news ahead of their Week 11 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
Joe Flacco, not Zach Wilson or Mike White, will make his first start of 2021 on November 21 at MetLife Stadium, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
BREAKING: The Jets are planning to start Joe Flacco against the Dolphins, a source tells ESPN. Zach Wilson is still not 100 percent.
When facing blitz-heavy D (hashtag)Jets, Flacco’s experience was likely a big factor in the decision.
November 17, 2021 — Rich Cimini (@RichCimini)
“In a surprising move, the Jets are planning to start Joe Flacco against Miami, according to a source told ESPN Zach Wilson is still not 100 percent.”
Faced with blitz-heavy defenses, Flacco’s experience was most likely a major factor in the decision.
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Robert Saleh prefers Flacco to White.
Wilson, who the Jets clearly see as their future, appears to be taking a cautious approach.
The second-round pick has been out since Week 7 due to a strained PCL in his knee.
With a recovery timetable of 2-4 weeks, Wilson’s return in Week 12 would not be considered a setback because he would have missed four games by that point.
For a variety of reasons, Robert Saleh’s decision to start Flacco over White is perplexing.
Saleh: After one game, Mike White was anointed, and now everyone wants to get rid of him.
He is entitled to better:
Also, Saleh: Joe Flacco will start against Miami because Mike White isn’t up to the task.
17 November 2021 — Drew (@DrewfromJersey)
For starters, White has one outstanding performance, one dreadful performance, and an incomplete performance.
Yes, the Bengals’ soft defense made the Cincinnati game fool’s gold, but the Buffalo thrashing might not be the real White.
Why not find out where he falls on the talent scale?
The second factor is Flacco’s non-compete clause.
“The (hashtag)Eagles will get a 2022 5th-rounder, rather than a 6th rounder, if Flacco plays more than 50% of the snaps in four games this season,” according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Reminder: If Flacco plays more than 50% of the snaps, the Eagles will receive a fifth-round pick in 2022…
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