Jets signing quarterback Joe Flacco to one-year deal

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Flacco can earn an additional $3 million through incentives, according to Schefter. 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. The one-year contract is worth $1.5 million.

Due to a neck procedure he underwent in April, Flacco isn't expected to be cleared until some time around the start of the regular season.

Jets General Manager Joe Douglas was a scout with the Ravens in 2008 when the Ravens selected Flacco with the 18th pick in the draft.

Flacco spent the first 11 years of his career with the Baltimore Ravens, leading the team to five straight post-season appearances to start his career and a Super Bowl title with an MVP performance in February 2013. In addition to Darnold and Flacco, New York also has quarterbacks David Fales and Mike White.

But the need for a veteran backup for Darnold was magnified last season when the quarterback missed three games with mononucleosis.

The Broncos placed the 35-year-old Flacco on injured reserve in November after he suffered a herniated disk in his neck and they released him in March.

Flacco's signing is an improvement over where the Jets were at this time last season, when they had Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk as the team's backups to Darnold.

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