Joe Flacco against the Giants Aug 28, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (19) throws the ball during the first half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has seen the highest level of football in his career, winning a Super Bowl championship with the Ravens in 2012.

Over ten years later, his career has taken a turn for the worse. And his performance in the New York Jets‘ final preseason game Sunday caught the attention of the NFL world for all the wrong reasons.

Flacco started Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and threw likely the worst interception of his career in the second quarter of the game.

He has never been known to be the most mobile quarterback, but was forced to escape the pocket. There, he threw a terrible interception right to Giants linebacker Austin Calitro, who proceeded to take it all the way to the house for a touchdown.

Many have taken to social media to tear apart Flacco (seen above earlier in this game) for just how bad of a throw this was.

A throw like this from Flacco is definitely a worrying sign for the Jets, considering there is a very real chance that quarterback Zach Wilson could miss Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens while recovering from a minor knee surgery.

Flacco is currently taking first-team reps at practice for the Jets while Wilson is out. But this dismal performance on Sunday could open the door to the team looking at other options as their starter.

Backup quarterback Mike White has shown flashes in the NFL in his short career, and could seemingly beat out Flacco if this interception is any indication of what Flacco has left in the tank.

[New York Giants on Twitter; photo from Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.