Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco will be the starter for the New York Jets in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens, as announced by head coach Robert Saleh at a press conference.
Coach Saleh has announced that QB Joe Flacco will start Sunday's game.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 7, 2022
“We are going to make sure both mind and body are 110 percent and make sure we do right by him,” Saleh said. “We feel, talking to the doctors and everyone like it’s going to be Pittsburgh week.
Flacco, a 14-year veteran quarterback in the league, will ride the ship in the meantime. He will face his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, for whom he played as the starter for 11 years before Lamar Jackson was drafted. He played one season for the Broncos and two for the Jets since.
“I’ve been in a bunch of games where guys have played their past teams,” Flacco said. “Usually, the emotions are definitely crazy. Guys try to act like they’re so cool during the week. I’ve probably thought about it a tiny bit. It’s so far away. Who knows what’s going to happen?”
Last season, Flacco played two games and threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.