A day after losing Zach Wilson to a knee injury, the Jets made a move to acquire a veteran quarterback.
The Jets acquired Joe Flacco from the Eagles in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick that can become a fifth-rounder based on playing time. The Jets will be without Wilson, who suffered a right PCL sprain in Sunday’s 54-13 loss to the Patriots, for 2-4 weeks. The expectation is Mike White will be the starter this week against the Bengals and the Jets will get Flacco up to speed to back him up.
Flacco spent last season as Sam Darnold’s backup with the Jets and played in five games, starting four. The 36-year-old threw six touchdowns and three interceptions and 864 yards. The Jets lost all of his starts.