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Jets QB Joe Flacco to start season finale vs. Dolphins

Dec 22, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (19) warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets will turn to Joe Flacco under center in their season finale at Miami with fellow quarterback Mike White ruled out due to injured ribs, coach Robert Saleh announced Friday.

Flacco, 37, started the first three games of the season with Zach Wilson recovering from preseason knee surgery. The former Super Bowl MVP has completed 58.2 percent of his passes for 902 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions in four games this season.

Wilson is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback for New York (7-9), which has lost five in a row and has been eliminated from postseason contention.

While the Jets are playing out the string, the Dolphins (8-8) need a win coupled with a loss by the New England Patriots at Buffalo in order to secure the AFC’s final postseason berth.

Only if both happen would Miami earn its first trip to the playoffs since 2016 and second in the past 15 seasons.

The Dolphins have quarterback issues of their own with rookie Skylar Thompson or veteran Mike Glennon expected to get the start in place of Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (dislocated finger).

Saleh also ruled out offensive tackles Duane Brown (shoulder) and George Fant (knee) as well as guard Nate Herbig (calf) for Sunday’s game.

–Field Level Media