October 25, 2021

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NFL: Joe Flaco signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a year

NFL: Joe Flaco signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a year

His agency confirmed on Tuesday that quarterback Joe Flaco had agreed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Flaco signed for one year and was guaranteed $ 3.5 million, with ESPN’s Adam Schifter revealing that an additional $ 4 million could be pocketed.

He is expected to help Jalen Hertz, a starter who will replace Carson Wentz, and the latter has now been traded to the Indianapolis Colts.

With 175 career starts, Flaco was a solid veteran to guide the Eagles’ second round pick Hurts in April.

“We’ve always valued this position by trying to have depth,” General Manager Howie Roseman said last week. “We want to be strong in this situation. There are excellent coaches on both sides of the ball to support our quarterbacks. “

Flaco appeared in five games with the New York Jets last season, with a starter of 0-4 and poor stats (55.2% efficiency for completed passes). He replaced Sam Dornold when he was injured in October and November.

He also played eight games for Denver in 2019.

Flaco spent his first 11 seasons with Baltimore, leading the Ravens to victory in the 2013 Super Bowl.

The 36-year-old athlete returns home. Flaco grew up near Philadelphia; He attended high school in Audubon, New Jersey, just outside the town of Eagles, and he played two seasons with the University of Delaware.

The Ravens finished 18th overall in 2008.

Flaco 98-77 as a regular season starter and 10-5 in the playoffs. He has 224 touchdown passes and 144 interruptions.

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