Jaguars rumors: Joe Flacco could play in Jacksonville in 2019
Quarterback Joe Flacco looks like he could be spending his final days with the Baltimore Ravens.
Due to the emergence of rookie signal-caller Lamar Jackson, Flacco has become expendable in Baltimore, and the Jacksonville Jaguars could be first on the list of teams who would have interest, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.
The Jaguars are in the midst of an incredibly disappointing campaign, currently owning a record of 4-10 just one year after making it all the way to the AFC Championship Game.
Perhaps most pressing on Jacksonville’s list of needs is a quarterback, as Blake Bortles has not been getting the job done and Cody Kessler looks like a second-stringer, at best.
Given that the rest of the Jaguars’ roster is essentially ready to win now, Flacco could be a perfect fit.
It’s not like Flacco can’t play anymore. After all, he probably would have made it through the season as the Ravens’ starting quarterback if not for a hip injury he suffered midway through the year.
In nine games in 2018, the 33-year-old has thrown for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions while completing 61.2 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 84.2.
Flacco has never been known for posting gaudy regular-season numbers, but he has a proven playoff track record, including a Super Bowl title during the 2012-13 campaign.
The Voorhees, N.J. native, who played his collegiate football at the University of Delaware, was originally selected by Baltimore in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Up until being replaced by Jackson this season, Flacco had been the Ravens’ starting signal-caller ever since.