AFC East news: New York Jets trade for Joe Flacco – Bills Wire

The Buffalo Bills were expected to face rookie quarterback Zach Wilson for the first time in a few weeks. That now might not happen.

In the New York Jets’ Week 7 blowout loss to the New England Patriots, 54-13, Wilson went down with a knee injury. He has a PCL strain and will miss a few weeks.

This upcoming weekend Buffalo (4-2) faces the Miami Dolphins and sandwiched in between their meeting with the Jets is the Jacksonville Jaguars next week.

But Wilson’s injury could heal quickly and he could be back in two games against the Bills. According to various reports, the timetable is anywhere from two-to-four weeks for Wilson.

Without the rookie, it will likely be… Joe Flacco facing the Bills?

On Monday following the Wilson injury announcement, the Jets traded for Flacco.

New York sent the Philadelphia Eagles a conditional sixth-round pick for the former Super Bowl MVP.

Without Wilson, backup Mike White would have been slated to start for Gang Green. Instead it’ll be Flacco, who is familiar with the Jets.

He spent the 2020 season in New York, appearing in five games.

Because of that, Flacco, 35, will have immediate familiarity with the locker room and Jets’ playbook.

New York has a new coaching staff this season under head coach Robert Saleh, however, Flacco previously played in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s system.