Joe Flacco Jets

The New York Jets struggled mightily to produce much offense in their first game of the season last weekend, looking overmatched on that side of the ball in their 24-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco started in the absence of second-year quarterback Zach Wilson, which wasn’t exactly the most popular decision for many Jets fans.

In the middle of the third quarter of Sunday’s game, Jets fans broke out a “Mike White” chant, calling for the fan-favorite quarterback to get an opportunity over Flacco while Wilson is sidelined with his injury.

He did not enter the game, and it appears that he also will not get a chance in the Jets’ Week 2 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini reported on Wednesday that Jets head coach Robert Saleh has decided that Flacco will start again against Cleveland, which isn’t exactly surprising considering his previous comments on their quarterback situation on Monday.

As expected, most Jets fans aren’t exactly thrilled at this decision to roll with Flacco this weekend.

The issue that many Jets fans seem to have is that playing Flacco at quarterback doesn’t seem to have all that much upside.

At this point in his career, Flacco is an extremely stationary quarterback with some very real flaws in the modern game of football where mobile quarterbacks are becoming more and more valuable.

While Flacco wasn’t horrible for the Jets in Week 1, he also didn’t show much to inspire much belief in a better performance in their matchup against a talented Browns defense led by top pass rusher Myles Garrett.

Considering Flacco was sacked three times by the Ravens in their first matchup, it seems very likely that Garrett could give the Jets offense some huge problems this weekend.

[Rich Cimini]

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.