Eagles, Joe Flacco Agree To Terms

Joe Flacco will join his fourth NFL team. The 13-year veteran quarterback agreed to a deal with the Eagles, according to his agency (Twitter link).

Flacco will sign a one-year, $3.5MM deal, with Sirius XM Radio’s Adam Caplan reporting the veteran quarterback can make up to $7.5MM through incentives (Twitter links). That $3.5MM is fully guaranteed.

The former Ravens, Broncos and Jets passer visited the 49ers and Eagles. But the New Jersey native will opt to return closer to home. This will seemingly install Flacco as Jalen Hurts‘ backup.

This agreement figures to affect the draft as well. Following the Eagles’ decision to trade Carson Wentz to the Colts, rumors emerged that the team wanted to bring in competition for Hurts. That would have made a quarterback pick viable at No. 6 overall. However, a subsequent report surfaced indicating owner Jeffrey Lurie preferred the team roll with Hurts as its starter and attempt to see if he can be a long-term solution. This may well have led to the Eagles looking at backup options. At this stage of his career, Flacco certainly profiles as such.

Flacco saw his run as a starter end when the Ravens did not give him his job back after a 2018 hip injury. Lamar Jackson took over, leading the Ravens to trade Flacco the following offseason. Flacco’s Broncos run ended after a second straight midseason injury, this time a neck malady, and the team released him in 2020. The Jets, however, pounced and installed Flacco as Sam Darnold‘s backup. A Darnold injury thrust Flacco back into action; he started four games last season.

Were Flacco to beat out Hurts for Philadelphia’s QB1 gig, it would appear the team’s initial post-Wentz plan has veered off course. But this agreement does provide the team with a proven arm. The former Super Bowl MVP has started 175 of the 176 games he’s played. The 2021 season will be Flacco’s age-36 campaign.

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26 comments on “Eagles, Joe Flacco Agree To Terms

  1. crosseyedlemon

    What an exciting development. Fans in Philly can now order a Flacco Taco instead of the cheese steak.

    • whuron

      What? This is the perfect signing for the Eagles. A proven backup who they won’t want to start but can in a pinch. A veteran mentor for Hurts who won’t cause a QB controversy

  2. Simmons>Russ

    Good signing. I don’t think this move is to compete with Hurts. Hurts will start and Flacco is a good back up and a good experienced vet than can help him get better

    • Jcool90

      Exactly or Hurts might look bad. Never know, dude it is alot. The up too 7.5 mm part! Idgaf but, yeah.

      #gojoe

    • funkmasta198

      It is it means they aren’t drafting qb at 6 and having wentz hurts part 2..

  3. Chris Hager

    They should trade up to#3 spot and draft Sewell to protect their QB’s.

    • mhsaltz1963

      They should draft Pitts or a WR at 6 to protect the QB from having nobody to throw to.

  4. mhsaltz1963

    This is a perfect move by the Eagles. Hurts isn’t looking over his shoulder, no need to draft a QB at 6 and he’s reasonably priced considering that Hurts is on a rookie contract. Now they need to get a WR or Pitts at 6 and they’re moving forward.

  5. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Well, at least nobody can accuse Flacco of chasing a(nother) ring…

  6. Brown Trout Fisherman

    Great signing local to Philly area, should be a solid mentor

  7. htbnm57

    I’m underwhelmed. He’ s way past his prime and proved in Baltimore and NY he’s not much of a mentor either.

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