Jets Sign Flacco

The New York Jets are signing former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to a one-year deal, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Jets general manger Joe Douglas was a Ravens scout in 2008, when Baltimore drafted Flacco in the first round. Now Flacco will rejoin Douglas and compete for the backup quarterback job when he’s healthy and ready.

Sources say the one year deal is worth up to $4.5 million.

The Denver Broncos released Flacco with a failed physical designation on March 19. He underwent neck surgery in early April and is expected to be out until around Sept. 1,,.

Flacco, who turned 35 in January, was placed on injured reserve halfway through the 2019 season with a herniated disk in his neck.

Flacco is expected to be ready to participate without contact in training camp, a source said, and is expected to be cleared from his neck surgery in September.