New York Jets Quarterback Joe Flacco will be missing the start of the NFL season 2020 due to herniated disc in his neck. He has undergone surgery for the same.
The New York Jets have signed veteran quarterback. Joe Flacco on a one-year deal. Flacco has earlier played for Ravens and Broncos.
Joe Flacco’s injury
Jets quaterback Joe Flacco won’t be playing at the start of the 2020 season due to his injury leaving him with a herniated disc in his neck, ending his season.
He underwent a surgery in April, after which he revealed he won’t be able to play a few games. The QB signed a 1 year deal with New York in May.
His first 8 games of the 2019 campaign went on with the Broncos before suffering from a serious Neck injury that put him to bed in Denver. He completed a career-high 65.3 percent of his passes but averaged just 227.8 yards per game while producing a 6:5 TD-INT ratio.
It is said that Flacco will now compete with the likes of David Fales, Mike White and rookie James Morgan to be the backup to current Jets franchise quarterback Sam Darnold.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter who reported that the deal is worth $1.5 million, but can grow to $4.5 million with incentives, and also goes on to say that he is expected to be ready to participate in training camp, albeit when there is no contact. He won’t be cleared for contact until closer towards the regular season in September.
Flacco has a history with Joe Douglas, as Douglas was the scout for the Ravens the same year, Flacco was drafted in by the Ravens in 2008.
In 12 NFL seasons, Flacco has thrown for 40,067 yards with 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions.
Even though its for a few games only its sad to see the former veteran not play in his newly acquired team.