The Eagles have found their backup Quarterback
Veteran NFL quarterback and former Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Flacco has been traveling around the league since he departed from the Ravens in 2018. He spent a year in Denver and signed last offseason with the New York Jets. During his 13 year career, Flacco has thrown for over 40,000 yards and 224 touchdowns. Things moved quickly after Flacco visited the Eagles just yesterday. Philadelphia has been looking at several backup quarterback options but eventually circled in on Flacco. Several other backups were considered, including former Eagles QB Nick Foles.
There is a long-standing relationship between Flacco and Philadelphia. Joe grew up in New Jersey and lived in Eagles territory for much of his youth, citing how several of his friends were Eagles fans growing up. Flacco attended Delaware University after his transfer from Pitt in 2006.
Flacco’s contract is worth $4 million over just one season. $3.5 million of that contract is guaranteed. Following Anthony Harris’s signing a few days ago for $5 million, The Eagles are looking pretty tight on cap space. It seems like their remaining cap space will have to come from trading tight end Zach Ertz, which could be soon.
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