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Joe Flacco to sign with Jets on a one year contract

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The Jets are signing veteran quarterback Joe Flacco according to Adam Schefter.

The Flacco-Douglas connection has led to plenty of speculation that this signing would eventually happen. The question is how much Flacco has to offer a team.

Flacco should be a better option than David Fales. Last year the Jets were forced to start Luke Falk in two games. Flacco should be better than him too.

I do have questions about how much he has to offer a team, though. I am sure there will be a lot of excitement around this signing, but much of that will be focused on Flacco’s past body of work. He is an experienced starter with a Super Bowl win on his resume, but that was a long time ago. In recent years he hasn’t been a particularly capable quarterback. Is he still good enough to be a competent backup? The answer to that question is unclear, and I’m not sure him winning a Super Bowl eight years ago has much relevance to the answer. Only time will tell.