Jets QB Joe Flacco reveals how long he wants to play in the NFL
Joe Flacco is not ready to call it quits just yet. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, the 12-year veteran revealed plans regarding his playing career.
“I want to play for years to come,” said Flacco. “I think these guys have given me a great opportunity and hope I can make the most of my situation and make the most of whatever my role ends up being.”
Flacco signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets last Friday. As for his role, it is looking more likely that the Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player is in line to provide veteran leadership and mentor Sam Darnold at quarterback.
“I want to first and foremost help the team in any way possible but also be a guy that Sam can lean on and that can learn from. Those are the two most important things; help out the guys on the team and help out Sam to do all they can,” revealed Flacco.
The 35-year old is currently recovering from a neck injury that forced him to miss half of the 2019 season, but Flacco stated that he is still aching to prove himself in the gridiron.
“For me, personally, I want to play football. I’ve had some things happen, got injured and had to have surgery. I have to find my way back into the league.”
Flacco’s deal with the Jets is seen as a low-risk move that can prove to be beneficial for both parties in the foreseeable future. New York already has David Fales and James Morgan waiting in the wings at the quarterback if the partnership does not work as planned.