EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WJZ) — Former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco briefly took over for an injured Sam Darnold during Thursday night’s matchup between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.

The Jets signed Flacco, 35, to a deal this offseason.

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He hadn’t played in a game since October 2019, when he started for the Broncos.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 01: Joe Flacco #5 of the New York Jets throws against the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Flacco, who underwent neck surgery in April, was activated Thursday for the first time this season.

CBS Sports reports Flacco threw two passes for a total of 16 yards. While Darnord returned to the field later in the game, the Jets later said he suffered a right shoulder sprain.

Flacco led the Ravens to a Super Bowl in 2013. During that playoff run, he threw for 1,140 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions.

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During his time in Baltimore, Flacco led the Ravens to a 96-67 regular-season record and four playoff appearances. He tallied 31,661 passing yards and 177 touchdowns in eight seasons with the Ravens.

CBS Baltimore Staff