Jets news: Joe Flacco's AFC East stat could be good for New York
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Joe Flacco’s incredible AFC East stat could be good for New York

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The New York Jets signed Joe Flacco to be their backup quarterback late last week, a move that should provide some terrific insurance behind Sam Darnold.

While Flacco won’t be the opening day starter, his experience against the rest of the AFC East could end up doing the Jets some good if they need to go to him eventually.

Peter King of NBC Sports points out that Flacco’s best winning percentage against any division is against the AFC East. More specifically, he has gone 7-0 against the Miami Dolphins and 3-1 against the Buffalo Bills. Plus, Flacco has won a couple of playoff games in Foxborough.

Of course, Flacco is hardly the same quarterback now that he was during his prime with the Baltimore Ravens, but the fact that he has that experience under his belt is certainly a positive.

The 35-year-old spent the 2019 campaign with the Denver Broncos, making eight starts before bowing out due to a neck injury. During the time he was on the field, he threw for 1,822 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 65.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 85.1.

Flacco, who played his collegiate football at the University of Delaware, was originally selected by the Ravens in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

He was immediately installed as the starter during his rookie campaign and went on to spend 11 years in Baltimore, leading the club to a Super Bowl title during the 2012-13 campaign.

The Jets went 7-9 this past season.