Against the Dolphins, the Jets’ strange QB rotation could make NFL history.
Week 11 has arrived, and the New York Jets will hand over significant snaps to their fourth quarterback of the season.
That’s right, it’s the QB carousel from Hell, and we’ll all be riding it together in 2021, as veteran Joe Flacco will start against the Miami Dolphins, according to Robert Saleh.
Since the franchise’s face, Zach Wilson, went down with a knee injury, the former Super Bowl MVP has joined Mike White and Josh Johnson (who played most of Week 9) to form a three-headed dragon of irrelevance.
Outside of the original backup, I say irrelevance because these players are unlikely to have a future with the franchise. I know White made it to Canton for his historic performance in Week 8, and I know Johnson proved he can still throw it, but I say irrelevance because these players are unlikely to have a future with the franchise.
Even White is a restricted free agent who could leave if talks fail.
So, aside from Wilson taking notes and refining his approach, is there anything positive that can come out of this mess? At the very least, the Jets have a chance to make NFL history in Week 11.
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Flacco has the potential to repeat his rare QB feat…
“If Joe Flacco throws for [250-plus] yards this week, the Jets will become the [second]team in NFL history to have [four]players do that in a single season,” according to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press.
(Zach Wilson, Mike White, and Josh Johnson are also on the list.)
With Flacco, Matt Schaub, Ryan Mallett, and Jimmy Clausen, the Ravens accomplished it in 2015.”
If Joe Flacco throws for 250 yards or more this week, the Jets will become only the second team in NFL history to do so in a single season.
The Ravens did it in 2015 with Flacco, Matt Schaub, Ryan Mallett, and Jimmy Clausen https:t.coRdlAI8Gx9O.
— November 17, 2021, Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP)
I’m not sure which is stranger: four different quarterbacks throwing for over 250 yards on a 2-7 team, or Flacco possibly being a part of the only two times it’s ever happened.
The following are the Jets QB performances that provided this opportunity:
Wilson threw for 297 yards on 21 of 34 attempts in Week 4…
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