Sam Darnold is entrenched as the Jets' starting quarterback, but finding a veteran backup for him seemed to still be a need for the team.
Now, it looks like the the Jets have found their answer in former Ravens and Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, as his agent announced that Flacco has signed a one-year deal with the Jets.
SNY Insider Ralph Vacchiano has confirmed that Flacco's deal is worth $1.5 million, though he could earn another $3 million in incentives.
Vacchiano also notes that Flacco, who is recovering from April neck surgery, is expected to miss most of training camp, if not all of it.
Flacco, a Super Bowl champion with the Ravens in 2012, reunites with Joe Douglas, who was a scout in Baltimore when Flacco was selected in the first round of the 2008 draft.
During his 12-year career, Flacco has thrown for 40,067 yards with 218 touchdowns and an 84.1 passer rating. He's also been a proven winner throughout his career, posting a regular-season record of 98-73 as a starter.
The Jets selected quarterback James Morgan in the fourth round of April's draft, but he appears to be more of a developmental project rather than someone who could step in and produce right away if needed.
The 2019 season was a prime example of why the Jets needed to find a reliable backup, as Gang Green went 0-3 and looked over-matched in all of the games Darnold missed due to mono.