The Facts: The Jets are signing former Super Bowl MVP Flacco to a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. Flacco’s 1-year deal is worth $1.5 million that with incentives can bring it to $4.5 million.
Diehards Line: Jets GM Joe Douglas was a Ravens’ scout in 2008, when Baltimore drafted Flacco in Round 1. Now Flacco will rejoin Douglas, and compete for the backup job behind Sam Darnold when he’s healthy and ready. Flacco's career reached a significant point last season when his neck injury forced him onto injured reserve after just eight games with the Denver Broncos. That same injury is still a hurdle for Flacco to clear before he can play football again. Flacco underwent a 45-minute disc repair in early April, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. The timeline for Flacco to be cleared is late August to mid-September, although Schefter reports that Flacco could be ready for non-contact work before that. We'll follow up as needed.