Joe Flacco proves Jets are in for one more lengthy season with one play

Joe Flacco may very well be beginning for the New York Jets in Week 1 and he confirmed within the preseason finale that’s a setup for extra distress. 

The Zach Wilson harm suffered within the preseason already put the concern of one other torturous season within the hearts of New York Jets followers all over the place. But when there was any silver lining that you could possibly spin, it might be that veteran and famous “Elite” quarterback Joe Flacco is on the roster to step in and take over for so long as the second-year signal-caller is out.

After seeing his efficiency within the preseason finale towards the crosstown rival Giants, although, that optimism goes to be much more tough to search out for followers.

Early within the second quarter of the sport, Flacco received below stress a bit and broke out of the pocket. After a weak faux like he was going to attempt to run for the primary down on third-and-3, he pulled again for a fadeaway cross that was straight into the arms of a participant — the unlucky half being that it was a participant for the opposite New York workforce, leading to a very terrible interception.

Jets: Joe Flacco reveals clearly New York is in for extra distress

Clearly, you possibly can’t choose a participant or a workforce primarily based on one play. That’s unfair to everybody concerned. On the similar time, although, Flacco has been a shell of who he was in his prime with the Ravens, which was by no means within the high tier of NFL quarterbacks.

What’s much more regarding is the very fact that there have been experiences previous to Wilson’s harm that Flacco was outplaying the second-year participant in coaching camp. So to see one thing like this in sport motion after which contemplate that notion, that’s disconcerting, to say the least.

There are good items in New York as they’ve drafted nicely below Joe Douglas. But when we’re 2022 and what Flacco, who’s prone to begin Week 1 with Wilson recovering nonetheless, is doing on the sphere, this seems to be like a workforce which may nonetheless be a methods away from competing at a severe degree.