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Jets trade for Joe Flacco ahead of matchup with Bengals

Will the Bengals get another crack at the former division rival?

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The New York Jets are getting a shakeup to their QB room ahead of their matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Following Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots — a game Zach Wilson injured his PCL in and will now miss 2-4 weeks — the Jets have reportedly struck a deal for Philadelphia Eagles QB Joe Flacco.

Flacco actually played for the Jets last season, going 0-4 in four starts. He went 2-6 with the Denver Broncos in 2019, which followed an 11-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, so the Bengals have seen plenty of the veteran signal-caller.

The 36-year-old Flacco is past his prime and struggling just to keep a backup spot now, though he’d probably be more effective than Mike White or Josh Johnson would against Cincinnati (we wrote about them earlier today).

The problem is even though he was with the team last year, Flacco has less than a week to get up to speed with New York’s coaching staff, which was completely rebuilt this offseason under new head coach Robert Saleh.

This will certainly add a little more intrigue going into Sunday’s clash in New York, but my guess is Mike White still gets the starting nod.