After Flacco went down with an injury, the Broncos turned to Brandon Allen for three games while then-rookie Drew Lock recovered from a thumb injury.
The Jets went 0-6 the past two years when Darnold missed starts, with Josh McCown going 0-3 in 2018, Trevor Siemian 0-1 last season and Luke Falk 0-2 last season. A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco with a failed physical designation, putting another veteran National Football League quarterback on the open market.
Flacco, 35, agreed Friday to a one-year contract with the Jets, his representatives announced.
The deal is worth $1.5 million, with a maximum value of $4.5 million with incentives, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The New York Jets are adding a big name to their roster, signing Joe Flacco to a one-year contract. Flacco helped lead Baltimore to a Super Bowl victory to cap the 2012 season, beating Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.
Flacco said he did not plan to retire after Denver released him, and joining the Jets moves him closer to his hometown of Audubon, N.J. When he returns to health, Flacco is expected to compete for the Jets backup quarterback job behind Sam Darnold.
Flacco has thrown for 40,067 yards with 218 touchdowns and 141 interceptions in 11 seasons.
China proposes law to tighten its grip on Hong Kong
Beijing's hardening policies also show that it has not understood what caused discontent in Hong Kong in the first place, he said. By including foreign interference under national security, the law could also curb global lobbying by pro-democracy activists.