With Zach Wilson sidelined for the next couple of weeks, the New York Jets have a decision to make. The AFC East franchise can either move ahead with the veteran Joe Flacco or make a move for a quarterback in the trade market. A decision has reportedly been made.
According to a report, the Jets are just fine sticking with 37-year-old Joe Flacco for the time being. The AFC East team is also not interested in trading for San Francisco 49ers veteran Jimmy Garoppolo at the moment.
This is also indicative of the Jets' confidence that Wilson will return to action early on in the 2022 season. If his recovery is at all delayed, the Jets may re-consider a Garoppolo trade. For now, they're sticking with Flacco.
"With Jimmy Garoppolo available from the #49ers, the #Jets don’t appear intent on making a move. They have confidence in Joe Flacco in the likely scenario where he starts until Zach Wilson is 100% ready," says NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
The Jets could of course change strategy if Zach Wilson's recovery takes longer than expected. The 49ers would likely be more than willing to part ways with Garoppolo for almost nothing if New York took on a good amount of his salary.
Flacco, meanwhile, is expected to get the start if Wilson isn't ready by Week 1. Mike White could also see some playing time in the first few weeks of the 2022 season.