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49ers Rumors: Joe Flacco Visiting SF in Free Company After 1 Season with Jets

New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco passes the ball. during warmups before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 40-3. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

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Damaged-down free-agent quarterback Joe Flacco is visiting the San Francisco 49ers as a skill backup to Jimmy Garoppolo, based mostly totally on NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo

Flacco appeared in five games with the Original York Jets final season, passing for 864 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions while shedding all four of his starts. The Elegant Bowl XLVII MVP is asking to be a part of his third crew in as decades after spending his first 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens

In his age 35 season with the Jets, Flacco carried a cap hit of $1.3 million. A an identical contract would originate sense with the cash-strapped Niners.

Basically based mostly on Spotrac, San Francisco has $2.5 million readily available below the salary cap. That must be enough to land Flacco if all goes neatly.

Josh Rosen and Josh Johnson are at the moment listed at the encourage of Garoppolo on the depth chart after final year’s backups, C.J. Bethard and Reduce Mullens, entered free company. On condition that the Niners grasp struggled to blueprint shut (6-17) at any time when Garoppolo is out of the lineup—which amounted to 10 games in 2020—discovering an precise No. 2 QB is a foremost precedence for regular supervisor John Lynch. 

Along with Flacco, the checklist of sensible backups is comparatively short this year. 

Josh McCown, Blake Bortles and Brian Hoyer are arguably the finest choices after Flacco, though they would neatly be more costly. 

Flacco is doubtlessly no longer a long-term resolution, however he solves an instantaneous issue for a Niners crew attempting to rebound in 2021.

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