October 1, 2022
Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets
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KEY POINTS

  • Zach Wilson is probably not prepared in time for the New York Jets’ season-opener
  • Joe Flacco may face the Baltimore Ravens for the primary time in his profession
  • The Ravens are ready for whoever the Jets begin at quarterback in Week 1

The New York Jets suffered a serious setback beneath heart forward of the brand new NFL season as 2021 second total decide Zach Wilson sustained a bone bruise plus a torn meniscus throughout the preseason.

Wilson underwent surgery on Tuesday, August 16 to restore the meniscus and was reported to haven’t any extra harm to his knee, placing him on monitor to return to the crew after his two-to-four-week restoration timetable.

With this improvement, the Jets should depend on veteran backup quarterback Joe Flacco to guide them of their Week 1 matchup towards his former squad, the Baltimore Ravens.

Flacco’s reference to the Ravens runs deep after spending the primary 11 years of his profession with the franchise, which included a Tremendous Bowl title and the quarterback being awarded the Tremendous Bowl MVP.

He put up nice numbers as their foremost quarterback throughout that point, profitable 96 of his 163 common season begins whereas additionally placing up franchise information in passing yards (38,245), passing touchdowns (212), and interceptions (136).

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was requested concerning the prospect of dealing with his former quarterback in Week 1 and was fast to indicate respect and admiration for Flacco.

“He [Joe Flacco] has been enjoying for 3 or 4 years now away from us, and he is had some nice moments. We have by no means performed towards his crew but, I do not consider, nevertheless it’s been enjoyable watching him, [and] it is going to be totally different whenever you play towards him as an opponent. We have not performed that but,” mentioned Harbaugh.

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The considered having a “former quarterback versus the man who changed him” storyline is all the time an intriguing prospect in any sport as seeing the mentee upend his instructor validates each side’ profession development.

Lamar Jackson discovered himself answerable for the Ravens’ offense when Flacco went down with a hip damage of their 2018 Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Louisville Cardinal sign caller led them to a 6-1 document, which cemented his spot on the place, with Flacco being relegated to a backup function for the primary time in his profession.

Whereas Flacco struggled to search out consistency since being traded in February 2019, the Ravens continued to soar to better heights with Jackson on the helm.

Harbaugh is totally conscious of what Flacco brings to the desk and that familiarity with one another adjustments nothing of their preparations.

“We’ll put together for the Jets… Clearly, we’ve nice respect for all their guys, however Joe [Flacco] we all know, and he is a Raven. As soon as a Raven, all the time a Raven. So, we have got plenty of respect for Joe – and nice household,” Harbaugh acknowledged.

The Ravens led by Jackson and Jets with Flacco opposing him will go head-to-head towards each other on Sunday, September 11 at MetLife Stadium in New York.

Lamar Jackson
Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens scrambles with the ball towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs throughout the second quarter at M&T Financial institution Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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