The Jets ‘Tank for Trevor’ continues as Flacco passes an all time great to go top-20 in all time passing yards
Yes the Jets may be about to usher in a new era with a new quarterback/coach combo, and yet at 0-8 they are still kind of a fun watch. The defense has some play-makers like Quinnen Williams who are worth a watch, and Joe Flacco just passed legendary quarterback Joe Montana for 20th in all time passing yards, that one snuck up on a few of us.
The pass that did it (below) was a superb 50 yard throw for a touchdown to Brashad Perriman;
Flacco’s Jets were having a great first half, reaching the break 12 for 17 for 194 yards, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 147.7, they would eventually lose by just 3 points, but for Flacco there are plenty of reasons to be positive;
“The good thing is it was definitely good to get a few games under my belt a few weeks ago and get over that hurdle in my mind,” Flacco said. “I think physically I’m feeling better and better and better every day, so I felt really good physically, I felt like we had a good game plan coming into this game, I feel like our guys really executed it well. The offense, I think we felt damn good about how we played all night. That’s obviously why we’re talking about some of the disappointment is how well we did play and still didn’t end up with a win.”
As much as every jokes about tanking the season to enable them to draft Trevor Lawrence, the Jets will have really wanted to put one over their long time rivals.
In the off-season Jets GM Joe Douglas chose to add two safe pairs of hands in Flacco and Frank Gore who sits third all time in rushing yards. It was clear the kind of season that was expected and the experience that would be needed to support young players throughout.
As you can see from the top 20, there is every chance that Flacco moves above Kerry Collins into 19th place during the next game, he is just 196 yards behind;
Flacco was a free agent signing for the Jets, he’s not the first Superbowl winning quarterback to be available for nout, indeed it was the team Flacco won the big game with – the Baltimore Ravens – who made Trent Dilfer the only quarterback to be released straight after winning a Superbowl.
Joe Flacco has done well when he made the post season, they all pale next to Tom Brady yet he is fourth and in some excellent company, Missing from this list are the legends the likes of Montana, which really demonstrates the dominance of certain teams in the modern era;
Who can argue that Joe Flacco shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame? He isn’t the ‘sexiest’ of players, but his achievements are there for all to see.
Feature picture from musketfire.com