Zach Wilson took to Twitter to give Joe Flacco a warm welcome again
Go in excess of, “Fast and Furious”, because the New York Jets‘ quarterback place is giving a new definition to household.
Zach Wilson took a crack from his Nashville-dependent routines with Corey Davis to commemorate Joe Flacco‘s return to New York, which was created formal by the workforce on Thursday.
Flacco, 37, will return for his third time in green and is anticipated to acquire on a bigger mentorship position to Wilson as the latter embarks on his next NFL season. If his congratulatory tweet is any indicator, Wilson is entirely on board, to the place of bestowing Flacco a fatherly nickname.
Always can help to have an Elite QB in the locker space.
— Zachary Wilson (@ZachWilson) March 24, 2022
“Welcome back again, dad,” Wilson states, which draws a chortle from Mekhi Becton in the replies. He also remarks that it “(a)lways can help to have an Elite QB in the locker room”, referencing the discussion about Flacco’s primary with the Baltimore Ravens that evolved into a gridiron meme of kinds.
With equally Flacco and restricted free agent Mike White returning, each of the Jets’ beginning quarterbacks from the 2021 time will be back in green.
Pretty few veteran backups have obtained the experience and accolades of Flacco, a to start with-spherical choose in the 2008 draft that guided the Ravens to a Super Bowl title with an MVP performance in the 47th version. The Delaware alum and Audubon, NJ native retains numerous information in Baltimore and the NFL as a complete.
Of notice, Flacco retains or shares quite a few league postseason all-time marks which includes most highway wins for a participating quarterback (7, with Tom Brady) and most landing passes with no throwing a solitary interception in a single playoff trek in the course of the aforementioned operate to the Super Bowl in 2013 (11, with Joe Montana).
In addition to his victorious NFL ordeals, Flacco has also risen to the occasion when the Jets have called upon him in reduction of Wilson and Sam Darnold. In 7 appearances about the earlier two seasons, Flacco has thrown nine touchdowns and three interceptions, amassing an 88.3 passer ranking.
Flacco manufactured one start last year following the Jets introduced him back again to New York via a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, earning 292 yards and two scores in a November reduction to Miami.
Acquiring Flacco in tow for spring and summertime pursuits will be a stark distinction from Wilson’s first NFL planning. The Jets invested most of offseason training with zero pass tries of typical-season experience in their quarterback room, as the then-rookie Wilson joined White and 2020 draft decide James Morgan (now of the Indianapolis Colts) right before the Jets additional perfectly-traveled veteran Josh Johnson (now of the Denver Broncos) in early August.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags