Joe Flacco has a chance to avenge the Ravens’ loss to the Dolphins this weekend.
After it was announced that Joe Flacco would start for the New York Jets against the Miami Dolphins, who crushed the Ravens six days ago, Baltimore Ravens fans will be rooting for him like he’s back in Baltimore on Sunday.
After a disastrous outing from fan favorite Mike White last week against the Buffalo Bills, ESPN’s Rich Cimini first reported yesterday that the Jets were planning to start Flacco.
This is Flacco’s second stint with the Jets, following a trade on October 26.
Later, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed the news, saying that rookie Zach Wilson would miss another week due to a lingering injury.
Flacco was the starting quarterback for the Ravens for 11 years and 163 games, including the team’s undefeated playoff run in 2012.
In the 2008 NFL Draft, he was selected with the 18th overall pick and quickly established himself as the Ravens’ franchise quarterback, starting 16 games in his rookie season.
Flacco went on to start 122 games in Baltimore before being sidelined in 2015 due to an ACL tear.
Flacco’s time in Baltimore came to an end in 2018 due to yet another injury, this time to his hip, with Lamar Jackson taking over at quarterback.
Ravens fans, on the other hand, have remained loyal to the veteran quarterback throughout his career, cheering him on wherever he goes.
Now, more than ever, they’ll be rooting for Flacco and the Jets as they take on the Dolphins, who embarrassed the Ravens last week.
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November 17, 2021 — Matt Wise (@TheMattWise)
The Jets’ head coach touts Flacco’s experience.
Both Cimini and Rapoport added that the Jets’ decision to start Flacco against the Dolphins and their aggressive, blitz-happy defense was influenced by his 14 seasons in the league.
According to Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press, head coach Robert Saleh told the media that experience was one of the reasons the Jets acquired Flacco last month.
Yesterday, Saleh said,
“The experience aspect of it was one of the reasons we went and got Joe.”
Not just in terms of playing ability and (quarterback) room, but also in terms of situations…
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