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Brought up in Audobon New Jersey, going to the University of Delaware and playing for the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco is a very logical choice for the Jets to sign as a back-up for Sam Darnold. Even though he is coming off neck surgery and won't be able to have contact until late August or early September, Flacco brings some veteran experience to the Jets that was badly missed when Sam went out with Mono. All I know is we cannot go through another season with a Luke Falk type situation and watch defeat on Adam Gase's face on the sideline for four quarters three games in a row. Is Joe Flacco the same quarterback today that he was back in 2012? Probably not but he brings a lifetime 61.9 pass completion percentage along with 218 career touchdowns. Hopefully Flacco never sees the field but it is a breath of fresh air knowing the Jets have competence and depth at the quarterback position......BTW The originator of "social distancing" was Trumaine Johnson playing 20+ yards off the line of scrimmage covering wide receivers. A true trend setter.....
What The Jets Scribes Are Saying
Rich Cimini, ESPN
Joe Flacco will be the fourth former Super Bowl MVP to play or coach with the Jets. Can you name the other three? Answer below.
In addition to a revamped offensive line and a couple of new wide receivers, quarterback Sam Darnold received a new set of encyclopedias this offseason -- quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Frank Gore . We're talking about a Super Bowl MVP (XLVII) and a (likely) future Pro Football Hall of Famer, respectively, who bring a combined 27 years of NFL experience to the Jets' backfield. Darnold, still a young pup (he turns 23 on June 5), will be surrounded by a wealth of knowledge for his all-important third season. Flacco and Gore can be stabilizing influences on an offense in transition, and the person who should benefit most is Darnold, who will be the second-youngest opening-day quarterback. (Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is two months younger. This assumes the Chargers' Justin Herbert and the DolphinsTua Tagovailoa start the season on the bench.)..........Flacco's uncertain timetable might result in roster gymnastics. If the Jets' season starts as scheduled on Sept. 13 at Buffalo, and he's still not cleared, it behooves the Jets to keepDavid Fales as insurance for the insurance, so to speak. Fales is their only other quarterback with experience, albeit minimal. RookieJames Morgan figures to stick as the clipboard carrier. The Jets could go into the season with four quarterbacks. The expanded game-day roster and new practice-squad rules could come in handy.Trivia answer: The other three Super Bowl MVPs are Joe Namath (Jets, Super Bowl III), offensive assistant Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XL) and Santonio Holmes (Steelers, Super Bowl XLIII). John Riggins also captured an MVP (Washington Redskins XVII), but that came after he played for the Jets.
Brian Costello, NY PostWhen identifying weaknesses on the Jets, cornerback is near the top of the list. There a lot of unknowns with this group. It is even tough to figure out who might start at one of the outside spots. Gone are last year’s Week 1 starters — Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts. The Jets cut both this offseason and moved on. Johnson — who lasted two seasons after signing a five-year, $72.5 million deal with $34 million guaranteed —was one of the worst signings, if not the worst, in team history. Last season, the Jets made due with backups for most of the year who outperformed Johnson. It looks as of that convinced them they did not need to go out and spend big money again at the position. The biggest addition at the position was Pierre Desir and all he got was a one-year, $3.75 million deal. Desir played well for the Colts two years ago, but his play slipped last season. Desir slots in as the Jets’ No. 1 cornerback. He had a career-high three interceptions last season. Assistant general manager Rex Hogan came to the Jets from the Colts, so he was probably a driving force behind signing him. Another move the Jets made in free agency was bringing Brian Poole back, Poole had a strong season last year for the Jets, playing mainly slot corner. He had a Pick-6 and a forced fumble and was one of the Jets’ surest tacklers. Jets general manager Joe Douglas brought him back with a one-year, $5 million deal.Manish Mehta, NY Daily NewsThe Jets’ roster-building plan comes into focus when cold hard cash becomes your compass. Shortly after general manager Joe Douglas completed his nine-man draft class, he signed nine more undrafted players. Some were familiar names, others were not, but a deep dive reveals which undrafted free agents are coveted the most by the organization…..Every undrafted free agent gets a three-year, $2.285 million contract, but what matters is the total guarantee comprised of signing bonus and a portion of the 2020 base salary. Those numbers provide clarity about which players were desired more by the organization. This year’s unusual offseason creates greater uncertainty for many undrafted players given that they’ll miss out on spring workouts to prove their value. However, an organization is likely to give more rope to players that it’s more financially invested in…..How many of the nine undrafted free agents make the 53-man roster or are brought back to the practice squad after cuts remains uncertain. But the Jets’ financial investments reveals the organization’s belief in each player. Here’s a look at the financial commitments of the nine undrafted players (starting with those that got the most guaranteed money).
- Memphis LB Bryce Huff: Signing bonus: $15,000 Guaranteed base salary: $75,000 Total investment: $90,000
- Alabama DB Shyheim Carter: Signing bonus: $12,000 Guaranteed base salary: $60,000 Total investment: $72,000
- Washington OT Jared Hilbers: Signing bonus: $12,000 Guaranteed base salary: $50,000 Total investment: $62,000
- Coastal Carolina DL Sterling Johnson: Signing bonus: $10,000 Guaranteed base salary: $50,000 Total Investment: $60,000
- Georgia WR Lawrence Cager: Signing bonus: $7,500 Guaranteed base salary: $50,000 Total investment: $57,500
- Utah CB Javelin Guidry: Signing bonus: $7,000 Guaranteed base salary: $40,000 Total investment: $47,000
- Nebraska CB Lamar Jackson: Signing bonus: $7,500 Guaranteed base salary: $20,000 Total investment: $27,500
- West Virginia WR George Campbell: Signing bonus: $2,500
- UNC-Pembroke DL Domenique Davis: Total investment: $650
NFL News And Rumors.....The rule allowing coaches to challenge pass interference calls or no-calls came and went after one season, and NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent didn't mince words when talking about the experiment. Vincent opened up about the pass-interference failure when discussing a Sky Judge proposal as part of Peter King's "Football Morning in America" column: "We cannot fail this year. We saw, a year ago, when [the pass-interference rule] played out, starting with myself, what we put in place last year ... Those outcomes were not good for professional football. Because we didn't do the proper due diligence, it played out publicly. The last thing people should be talking about is the way the game is officiated."......Jamal Adams is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract with the New York Jets. The Jets unsurprisingly picked up the fifth-year option on Adams' contract, but he's going to have to play this season being severely underpaid as a 24-year-old Pro Bowler and one of the best safeties in the NFL. So it's time to argue about money. While the Jets want to sign Adams to a longterm deal, they haven't done so yet, which means it's time to trade him or face a holdout when football season arrives. He wants to get paid now and if the Jets aren't going to do it, he's going to want to go somewhere he will be fairly compensated.....Another NFL rankings article, another slight for the Seattle Seahawks. This time it’s Pro Football Focus’ rankings of the wide receivers corps of each NFL team, and while the Seahawks coming in at No. 17 overall isn’t all that bad, there’s some context that makes it look a whole lot worse. Ahead of Seattle are the other three teams in the NFC West – Arizona is No. 12, the Rams are 15th and the 49ers are 16th. Seahawks insider Stacy Rost, co-host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Tom, Jake and Stacy, acknowledged that the website did get one thing right with these particular rankings.....The Saints have built a talented roster, and it skews older. That’s not just at quarterback, where 41-year-old Drew Brees is back for another push, but across the board. And all that experience, coupled with the obvious restraints created by the coronavirus pandemic have led coach Sean Payton (who knows about the virus too well, as the league’s first known case) to deliberately pull back on what he’s trying to do with his team this offseason. They’re still having some degree of videoconferencing meetings with his players, but the sessions are designed for the rookies and younger players, as Payton made it clear to his veterans they’re free to work on their own.....Carson Palmer knows exactly what Joe Burrow is facing right now as he prepares to join the Bengals as the first overall pick in the NFL draft. And Palmer thinks Burrow is going to need some time to turn the franchise around. Palmer, who was drafted first overall by the Bengals in 2003, says Burrow has to be patient with himself and get patience from everyone else as he tries to help the worst team in the league last year rebuild.....The Bears are scheduled to play their first preseason game on August 15 against the Browns and head coach Matt Nagy is planning a different approach to that game than last year’s exhibition contests.Nagy rested first-team players during the preseason, but said during a recent appearance on The Waddle and Silvy Show that the team will do things differently this time around.....The Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback room has a new look with the signing of starter Phillip Rivers and the drafting of Jacob Eason in the fourth round. They join last year’s starter, Jacoby Brissett, and St. Joe’s prep product Chad Kelly. “I cannot tell you how happy we are with Chad,” Colts coach Frank Reich said on the Rich Eisen Show when asked about Kelly. “He’s progressed a lot as a quarterback. He really works hard at it.” Eisen said he would never hear the end of it from Chad’s uncle, Jim, if he didn’t ask about him. “I am as close to Jim as anybody and I know the Kelly clan really well and Chad is a true Kelly,” Reich said. “If you’re a Kelly, that’s a guy you want in the bunker with you. He knows how to fight. He’s a good teammate. He has worked with Phil Simms. He’s really worked hard at his craft and continuing to improve. We’ll have four (quarterbacks) in camp. It’s going to be really competitive. We like that.”....Michael Gallup is going nowhere. Despite their ever-present interest in acquiring New York Jets safety Jamal Adams, the Dallas Cowboys have not discussed a trade involving the stud wide receiver, Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported Saturday. “I know Michael Gallup is a name out there, but I’ve been told by multiple people the #Cowboys and #Jets haven’t spoken since last year’s trade deadline,” Robinson tweeted. “At the very least, Gallup couldn’t have come up in talks between the teams, because talks haven’t happened.” The Cowboys haven’t indicated — publicly or privately — that they’re looking to move Gallup. This only became a story after the New York Daily News’ Gary Myers floated his name in a potential deal for Adams.....