Joe Flacco may not still be elite (or was he ever?), but he certainly is a New York Jet again.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded Flacco to the Jets on Monday for a conditional sixth-round pick.

Flacco is headed to New York to presumably fill the void left by Zach Wilson, who is expected to be out for 2-4 weeks with a sprained PCL in his right knee.

Flacco was the Jets’ backup quarterback last season, starting four games when then-starter Sam Darnold went down with an injury. Flacco was 0-4 in those games and Jets fans weren’t particularly bummed to see him go. Mike White, who started for the Jets this past weekend in a 54-13 loss to the New England Patriots, is expected to start again this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Flacco would presumably slide back into his old role, though it’s very possible the Jets could elevate him to play soon if it’s simply about getting a game manager in there to stop the bleeding.

The 36-year-old Flacco signed a one-year deal with the Eagles in the offseason, though he did not play at all for them this season before the trade.

While Flacco was part of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning squad in 2013, his best days are long behind him. Whether he’ll bring some much-needed veteran leadership to the Jets or simply act as an emergency option, for the time being, NFL fans on social media were pretty quick to chime in about the trade.

If Jets fans are upset about the trade, they can at least take solace in the notion that it’s not like this can make things much worse.

[Mike Garafalo, Adam Schefter]

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Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle.