Eagles To Meet With Joe Flacco

The Eagles are bringing in Joe Flacco for a visit (Twitter link via PFT). This marks the second known meeting for Flacco this year, following a get-together with the 49ers.

Flacco profiles as a potential backup for Jalen Hurts, though Nate Sudfeld remains unsigned in free agency. Flacco, 36, obviously comes with credentials, but he’s bounced around since parting ways with the Ravens a few years ago. His Broncos tenure was cut short by a neck injury and later found his way to the Jets, where he wound up making four starts in Sam Darnold‘s stead. Flacco threw for six touchdowns against three interceptions, but he averaged just 6.4 yards per throw with a 55% completion rate.

Still, the Eagles see Flacco as a steady hand who can backstop and mentor Hurts as they enter the post-Carson Wentz era. He wouldn’t hurt the cap, either — the South Jersey could likely be had on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.

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10 comments on “Eagles To Meet With Joe Flacco

  1. TJECK109

    You know that talent at QB is really thin in this league when he keeps getting visits. Perhaps a mentor? I don’t know what teams are thinking

  2. mikep2k

    He had an amazing run in the playoffs in 2012 and he was a steady presence at QB for Baltimore for a long time. It was something that we hadn’t had since our inception.

    However, I hated hearing what a big arm he had and then watch him throw to checkdowns 85% of the time. It was painful watching him throw a pass 3 yards down the field on a 3rd and 10.

    I don’t know what any team could possibly be thinking giving him a contract. If you want mentorship, hire him as a QB coach.

  3. mhsaltz1963

    This is absolutely a perfect fit. Howie should have the contract in hand. This also helps Hurts as he knows he’s the guy and the Eagles don’t have to waste #6 on a QB. They can waste it on something else.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    I guess if Joe doesn’t impress, we will be seeing Howie extend invites to Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford.

  5. Joe Flacco has been dialing it in for last five or six years (hence the boot from Baltimore). As a Redskins fan, I’m really glad the Eagles are bringing in Flacco as Hurts’ mentor and emergency replacement. Cowboys fans should be rejoicing too.

    • Polish Hammer

      That’s ok for a backup…Eagles and Cowboys fans are just as glad WTF brought in Fitz for $10mil instead of an actual full time starter or QB of the future.

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