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Joe Flacco ‘all but assured’ to be Week 1 starter vs Ravens

by Luke Monaldo | Jets Correspondent | Tue, Aug 16th 5:38pm EDT

According to Jets team source, Joe Flacco is “all but assured to be the Week 1 starter” against his former team, the Baltimore Ravens, as reported by NFL Insider Jordan Schultz. (Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

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This expected news is now more official with Zach Wilson’s successful knee surgery on Tuesday giving the Jets more clarity on his return timeline. Flacco played 11 seasons 2008-18) in Baltimore, leading them to a Super Bowl XLVII victory over the 49ers. Last season, Flacco completed 27-of-42 pass attempts for 338 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in two games for the Jets last season. Flacco will remain the starter until Zach Wilson can return. The Jets have a brutal schedule to begin the regular season, beginning Week 1 when they host former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Raven. The Jets play five teams in their first nine games that qualified for last season’s playoffs, so the game script should favor the Jets receivers like Elijah Moore, Corey Davis, and rookie Garrett Wilson. Flacco has favored tight ends throughout his career, so newcomers Tyler Conklin, C.J. Uzomah (when healthy), and rookie Jeremy Ruckert.

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