Joe Flacco will start Week 3 vs. Bengals

Joe Flacco will start Week 3 vs. Bengals

Published September 19, 2022
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The Jets will be rolling with Joe Flacco for at least one more week. Per Connor Hughes of SNY, Flacco will get the start in Week 3 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Sources: Joe Flacco will start for the #Jets on Sunday against the #Bengals, sources tell @SNYtv.

Zach Wilson, while progressing well, will not play — no matter what.

Jets stance has not changed: They want him 110%. They will not play him until he’s 110%.

— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) September 19, 2022

This move really isn’t a surprise at this point. The Jets have consistently stated they will not rush Zach Wilson back until he is 100% healthy. The target has always been Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On top of that, head coach Robert Saleh told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero it would take a catastrophic performance from Flacco for the team to consider making a quarterback change in the absence of Wilson. Sunday was the furthest thing from a catastrophe from Flacco, throwing for 307 yards and four touchdowns, including two touchdowns in the final two minutes to pull off the shocking comeback against the Browns.

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It’s certainly no guarantee this will be Flacco’s last game as Jets starter, but it’s not a guarantee it won’t be, either. It all depends on how well Wilson progresses this week and next week. The one thing that is for sure is that is will be Flacco at least one more time on Sunday when the Jets take on the reigning AFC champions, and the surprisingly 0-2, Cincinnati Bengals.

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