Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets
Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets Getty Images | Adam Glanzman


  • Joe Flacco is in line to start for the New York Jets in Week 1
  • Flacco was given credit for his work in developing Zach Wilson
  • The Jets could reward him with a start against the Ravens

The new NFL season is right around the corner, and all 32 teams across the league are set to make roster cuts over the coming days as they sift through the talent on their roster.

For the New York Jets, they are among those unfortunate teams that will have to deal with injury going into Week 1 as starting quarterback Zach Wilson is recovering from a procedure on his knee a few weeks ago.

With the Jets looking to keep their quarterback of the future as healthy as possible, the franchise is looking towards veteran play caller and Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco to carry them in the meantime.

League reporter Albert Breer credited Flacco for his work in New York at this point since the franchise is currently in a tight spot.

"He's been a godsend for the Jets and Zach Wilson—the coaches drove the decision to keep him this year because of what he's meant to both the team collectively and Wilson individually," Breer wrote.

"Flacco tried to impress on Wilson that he didn't need to know every last thing happening on every play before every snap, and to just focus on his job."

Breer noted that this allowed the BYU product to not overthink the finer details that happen in a play which also involves things such as how much time his blockers can give him and the receivers' routes.

After news broke that Wilson will have a recovery timetable of about two-to-four weeks from a bone bruise and torn meniscus, the thought of Flacco starting immediately emerged.

Flacco is set to take control of the offense when they welcome the Baltimore Ravens to Metlife Stadium–the franchise where Flacco started his career.

Seeing him in a head-to-head matchup with the man that replaced him under center in the form of Lamar Jackson is enough to whet the appetite of an NFL fan.

Before Jackson burst onto the scene, Flacco had carried the Ravens' passing offense to relevancy in the early 2010s which culminated into a Super Bowl title in 2012.

Four years into his NFL career at that point, the Delaware standout put together one of the best postseason performances by a quarterback after tallying 1,140 passing yards and a completion rate of 57.9% to go alongside his 11 touchdowns with nary an interception.

His 11 touchdowns put him in the NFL record books alongside the likes of Joe Montana and Kurt Warner for the most in a single postseason while his 117.2 passer rating tied him at third place with Steve Young in a Super Bowl-winning season.

Jets head coach Robert Saleh is not rushing to name who the starting quarterback will be against the Ravens, but it is almost a sure thing to see Flacco under center come Week 1.

Flacco's impact with the Jets cannot be understated and he could be rewarded with a start against his former franchise.

Super Bowl XLVII-Feb. 3, 2013-Vince Lombardi Trophy
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after his NFL championship team beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Sunday. Reuters