NY Jets adding Joe Flacco on 1-year contract

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Flacco has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The deal is for $1.5 million but could be worth up to $4.5 million with incentives, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Denver released Flacco with a failed physical designation in March, and he is expected to be out until around September 1.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas, who spent 14 seasons as a Ravens scout, is bringing along Baltimore's former franchise quarterback as an ideally reliable backup to Sam Darnold. Flacco went on to become Baltimore's starting quarterback for 10-plus seasons, leading them to a championship in 2012 when Flacco was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVII.

Flacco is coming off of a one-year stint with the Denver Broncos, for whom he started eight games.

But the need for a veteran backup for Darnold was magnified last season when the quarterback missed three games with mononucleosis. Third-stringer Luke Falk started the next two games, but was ineffective.

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After the season, Flacco was optimistic he would be medically cleared and be able to continue his career.

The Broncos placed the 35-year-old Flacco on injured reserve in November after he suffered a herniated disk in his neck and they released him in March.

"I'm probably a little bit more anxious about other things at this point", Flacco said on December 30.

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