Amid the quarterback shake-ups in the AFC, the Jets have a fairly solid quarterback room heading into the 2022 season. Zach Wilson will look to improve from his Year 1 performance while restricted free agent Mike White will most likely return to the team in a backup capacity.
New York is reportedly bringing back veteran Joe Flacco as well, who may potentially compete against White for the QB2 spot. If nothing else, Flacco serves as a decent insurance piece and will inhabit the same role that journeyman Josh Johnson had last season.
After Zach Wilson suffered a knee injury early in the 2021 season, New York traded a conditional sixth-round pick for Flacco, who was on the Philadelphia Eagles at the time.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni called Flacco a "great person to be around" and noted that Flacco made worthy contributions in the Eagles' quarterback room during his short-lived tenure.
NY Jets will likely roster veteran QB Joe Flacco as an insurance option in 2022
This past season, Flacco played two games for the Jets in which he threw for 338 total yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, completing a very acceptable 64 percent of his passes.
In 2020, Flacco had also spent time with the Jets as a backup for then-QB Sam Darnold, though Flacco went 0-4 in four starts and completed a subpar 55 percent of his passes.
The long-time Ravens faithful offers value as a third-string quarterback who can plug and play in desperate situations. Flacco has never started and won a game for the Jets, but there's always a first time for everything.
Hopefully, if all goes well, the Jets won't need Flacco to suit up in 2022 and will see a huge jump from the still unproven Wilson in his second year in the league.
The Jets should feel fairly confident about their quarterback room this year — it's all the other position groups that they need to worry about.