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Joe Flacco says his kids tell him how much he stinks

Joe Flacco in a hoodie

Nov 3, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

As if Joe Flacco hearing negative talk about him from fans and the media isn’t enough, the New York Jets quarterback says he also gets the harsh treatment at home.

The Jets shared a video on Twitter Wednesday to promote the preseason finale of the team-produced show, “One Jets Drive.” In the video clip, Flacco is shown talking about how little respect he gets at home. He says his kids are so hard on him about how much he stinks that he even has to pull up some highlights from his better days.

The story is funny, and the way Flacco tells it is even better. Take a look:

That’s pretty great.

Flacco is undeniably past his prime. The 37-year-old has hardly been able to win a game the last three seasons. But there was a time when he was more than serviceable, especially while he was backed by Baltimore’s defense.

From 2008-2014, Flacco had a strong run with Baltimore. He helped the Ravens to a winning record in all but one season during that span. And nobody will ever forget his incredible run during the 2012 postseason where he threw for 11 touchdowns and no interceptions, while winning Super Bowl MVP. Flacco needs to fire up the tape from that playoff run for his kids.

Flacco is in line to begin the season as the Jets’ starting quarterback while Zach Wilson is out. He has gone 0-5 as the Jets’ fill-in starter over the last two seasons. His kids have only known him as a bad backup!

Jets rookie WR names 1 big difference between Joe Flacco and Zach Wilson

Garrett Wilson wearing a cap

Wide receiver Garrett Wilson answers questions after practice. Jet Fan Fest took place at the 2022 New York Jets Training Camp in Florham Park, NJ on July 30, 2022. Mandatory Credit: Chris Pedota, / USA TODAY NETWORK

There is a strong likelihood that Joe Flacco starts for the New York Jets in Week 1, and Jets rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson might be OK with that.

Zach Wilson had surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn meniscus he suffered during Friday’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The initial recovery period for Wilson was set at 2-4 weeks.

While speaking to reporters on Monday, Garrett Wilson talked about the difference between catching balls from Flacco as opposed to Zach.

“It’s a lot of experience right there with Flacco,” Garrett Wilson said. “He takes some pace off, can put pace on the ball. He does a good job of making the passes receiver-friendly. He’ll take something off the ball when you’re running a slant route, versus an out route, he’ll put some zip on it, because it’s gotta be. Things like that.”

Could this be a subtle jab at Zach Wilson’s game? After all, he did struggle as a rookie, throwing nine touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions in 13 games last year. Zach Wilson does have good arm strength, but there are times when it makes more sense to take a little zip off the ball. Perhaps Flacco, a veteran, has a better understanding of that concept compared to the sophomore quarterback.

While the 37-year-old Flacco is past his prime, he has had a solid career that includes a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP trophy. He is certainly capable of filling in for Zach Wilson in the short-term, and the two appear to have a good relationship.

Zach Wilson sends hilarious tweet about Jets re-signing Joe Flacco

Zach Wilson on the practice field

Joe Flacco has agreed to remain with the New York Jets in a backup quarterback role, and Zach Wilson seems quite pleased about that. The former BYU star had an awesome way of showing it.

After the Jets announced that they have re-signed Flacco, Wilson sent a hilarious tweet welcoming the 37-year-old back. He called Flacco “dad” and referred to him as an “Elite QB.”

Those who have followed Flacco’s career know that there was once a highly entertaining debate over whether Flacco should be considered “elite.” That question has since been answered (hint: he’s not), but the former Baltimore Ravens star does have a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP trophy. He may not be elite, but he has had a solid career.

Flacco was with the Jets in 2020 before he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to Jalen Hurts last season. He was then traded back to New York after Wilson went down with an injury. Obviously, he and Wilson established a close relationship during their brief time together.

Photo: May 7, 2021; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson during rookie minicamp. Mandatory Credit: New York Jets/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Joe Flacco to start for Jets against Dolphins

Joe Flacco in a hoodie

The New York Jets will be starting their third different quarterback of the season on Sunday. This time, it’s Joe Flacco getting the call.

Flacco will start against the Miami Dolphins, ESPN’s Rich Cimini reports. Rookie Zach Wilson is still not 100 percent recovered from his knee injury, and the Jets feel Flacco will handle Miami’s blitzing defense better than Mike White.

Flacco played a handful of snaps in last week’s blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills after White had the wind knocked out of him. It’s possible White would have been benched for performance anyway, as he threw a whopping four interceptions. Fans were quick to turn on White after crowning him the week before.

Flacco started four games for the Jets last year. He’ll face a tough task against a Dolphins team that is riding high following a big upset win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Jets fans turn on Mike White after brutal performance

Mike White taking the field

Mike White’s tenure as New York Jets quarterback might turn out to be a brief one after all. The team’s fans are increasingly aware of it as well.

White struggled in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, throwing four interceptions in a blowout. While it’s true that the Bills have an elite defense, White looked especially vulnerable and inept during Sunday’s loss.

How bad did things get? Jets fans could be heard chanting for backup Joe Flacco during the second half.

That marks a pretty remarkable turnaround from where White was two weeks ago. At that point, some were embracing him as a possible alternative to Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the draft. That looks much less likely now.

Wilson had a fairly mature response to White getting the start this week. He wasn’t rooting against his fellow quarterback, but it’s safe to say he knows how fast things can change in the NFL.

Photo: New York Jets quarterback Mike White (5) runs onto the field for warmups before his first NFL start against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in East Rutherford.
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Joe Flacco traded back to Jets amid Zach Wilson injury

Joe Flacco in a hoodie

The New York Jets are bringing in all the stops as they look to continue competing for the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2022.

The Jets on Monday night acquired Joe Flacco in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. They need the extra quarterback now that Zach Wilson is out with a knee injury.

The Jets are even giving Philly a conditional pick for Flacco.

There is a belief that Flacco should be able to pick up the Jets’ offense quickly based on his history.

The trade marks a welcome back for Flacco, who started four games at quarterback last season for the Jets, going 0-4.

Flacco passed for 864 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions over five games last season. Though he probably won’t help the Jets win games, Flacco is more competent than Mike White.

The Jets began the season with the worst quarterback depth chart in the league and are paying the price.

Flacco’s departure from Philly moves Gardner Minshew up to second string behind Jalen Hurts.

Joe Flacco signs with Eagles as Jalen Hurts’ backup

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco is returning home.

Flacco on Tuesday signed a 1-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Flacco is from Audubon, New Jersey, which is slightly east of Philadelphia.

Flacco is receiving $3.5 million in guarantees and can make up to $4 million more in incentives.

The 36-year-old has bounced around since his departure from the Baltimore Ravens. He spent the 2019 season with Denver and last season with the Jets. Now he is moving to the Eagles to back up Jalen Hurts.

Hurts is a running threat, while Flacco is just a pocket passer. That seems to make his signing somewhat of an odd schematic fit. Flacco passed for 864 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions in five games last season. He is not much of a threat at quarterback.

Report: Joe Flacco and Eagles have mutual interest

Joe Flacco

The Philadelphia Eagles are in the hunt for a veteran quarterback to challenge Jalen Hurts, and one has clearly emerged on their radar.

According to Tim McManus of ESPN, the Eagles have brought Joe Flacco in for a meeting. No offer is on the table yet, but there is “mutual interest” between the team and player.

Flacco spent 2020 with the New York Jets, where he was brought in as Sam Darnold’s backup. He ended up getting four starts for the team, throwing for 864 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions. He turned 36 in January, and hasn’t been a full-time starter since 2017.

It’s been reported that the Eagles want to legitimately push Hurts to win the starting quarterback job. There’s a strong perception that Hurts ends up getting the job no matter what, however, which could mean a veteran who wants a legitimate shot at starting may shy away from the Eagles. It may leave Flacco as their best option.

Joe Flacco, Jamison Crowder connect for most improbable catch of season

Jamison Crowder catch

Joe Flacco and Jamison Crowder connected for a big touchdown before halftime on “Monday Night Football,” and it turns out the catch was the most improbable of the season, according to one stat.

The New York Jets were leading the New England Patriots 13-10 and had a 1st-and-10 play from the 20 with 29 seconds left in the second quarter. Flacco threw to the left sideline in the end zone for Crowder. The play was initially ruled an incompletion, but it was overturned upon review. Crowder was able to tap his toe in bounds to make the touchdown count.

That touchdown helped the winless Jets go up 20-10 before halftime.

According to NextGen Stats, the pass had a 6.2 percent completion probability, which is the lowest for any completion this season. It was also the most improbable touchdown since 2017.

The catch looked every bit as difficult and unlikely as the stats made it out to be. What makes it even more surprising is that Crowder made the play while battling through a groin injury that almost kept him out of the game.

Joe Flacco to sign one-year deal with Jets

Joe Flacco

After a year in Denver, Joe Flacco is headed back to the east coast.

As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Flacco will sign a one-year deal with the New York Jets, where he will serve as backup quarterback to Sam Darnold.

Flacco is coming off a year that saw him go 2-6 in eight starts with the Denver Broncos. A neck injury prematurely ended his season and forced him to have offseason surgery.

The 35-year-old is certainly past his prime, throwing a modest six touchdowns to five interceptions with Denver last year. As long as Darnold stays healthy and productive, Flacco won’t see much of the field for the Jets, but he’s a solid veteran backup at this point.