JOE Flacco has entered the official backup quarterback phase of his Super Bowl-winning career.
The 15 year old NFL The veteran, who last played for the New York Jets in 2022, has started 183 games and won them all in 2012 with the Baltimore Ravens.
Flacco, 38, has earned $175 million since he was drafted 18th overall by the small Delaware college in 2008 NFL Draft.
For a full decade, the longtime Raven was one of the most consistent QBs in the NFL, gradually earning the respect of the league and posting back-to-back 12-win seasons.
Coupled with an annual elite defense from Baltimore, Flacco threw for 4,317 yards in 2016 and was ranked #19 on the 2013 list of the NFL Network’s top 100 players.
The QB’s profile run began to decline in 2017 and Flacco failed to start more than nine games in a season that began a year later.
A brief year-long run in Denver was followed by a three-year stint with the Jets, during which Flacco saw limited on-field action, scoring just 14 total touchdowns during his time in New York.
Aaron Rodgers’ blockbuster transfer to the Jets this offseason opened up a back-up job in Green Bay and also helped end Flacco’s time in New York.
A similar role switch could see veteran Flacco promoted to the Packers, uncertain as a backup QB while Love seeks to prove himself as a Rodgers-era successor.
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Love was a controversial first-round pick from Green Bay in 2020 after the Packers signed him.
Having sat behind Rodgers for the past three seasons, Love will start Week 1 with just one pro start and 83 pass attempts as a packer.
Flacco, who threw 18-of-33 for 149 yards in a Week 18 loss to the Miami Dolphins, has proven over the past few years that he can be a dependable backup in the NFL.