From a former Super Bowl MVP to a third player on the bench. Life can come to you very quickly in the NFL and that was indeed the case for New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco.
Technical director Robert Saleh revealed the news officially on the podium Follow the team A 22-17 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 8. Flacco was demoted to series three and fan favorite Mike White is now QB2 for the rest of the season.
With Zach Wilson suffering a knee injury in pre-season, so was Flacco forced to Start the first three matches of the season. Even when the former BYU pass returned to the lineup in Week 4, the older statesmen slipped back into his role as primary backup for the following month.
However, something changed in the Jets’ thought process heading into the Patriots as Flacco was turned into a third series role. We learned after the match that Flacco’s stay would be permanent until the end of 2022.
Joe Flacco’s reaction to the “seat” of planes
On Wednesday, November 2, Flacco had a chance Tells His side of the story when he met the media.
“Of course, I was surprised. Like I kind of said, decisions like this are made every day in the locker room about other situations. So, of course, I was surprised and disappointed about it, but at the same time, I have to keep it with the team and not try To be a selfish man.”
bile . added “There’s kind of a reason for that, but I’m not sure it’s my job to understand that.”
I think we’re all trying to understand that because the whole thing was weird. So Flacco was good enough to start three games, then serve as backup for a month, before deciding as an organization randomly that Mike White would be the second quarterback?
Just weird but now Flacco is going to be a healthy gameday scratcher and hopefully he’ll still be able to share his wisdom and insight from a deeper place on the bench.
The veteran signed a one-year deal This is the offseason for $3.5 million and is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2023.
Mike White puts some pressure on Zach Wilson as Gates QB
Both Saleh and general manager Joe Douglas confirmed that Wilson is a “quarterback” and that that won’t change this year outside of injury.
However, it’s hard not to read that news and then also hear the white promotion in the same lobby and I don’t think there is some connective tissue between the two elements.
Saleh said the organization wanted White to upgrade to QB2 so he could start getting representatives in that location. He said that if Wilson got hurt, they wanted to see what Wyatt had.
It’s weird to say out loud, even if it’s true.
Of course, you’d prefer to see a development project that showed flashes in 2021 versus the 37-year-old midfielder who is much closer to the end of his career than the start.
But this announcement, intentional or not, is now putting some pressure on Wilson. If he continues to struggle with the sales monster, it won’t be long before fans once again chant Mike White at MetLife Stadium.