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Jets to start veteran Flacco over White

The New York Jets will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco starting the game instead of Mike White.

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The New York Jets will take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco starting the game instead of Mike White.

The New York Jets are set to take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 11 with veteran quarterback Joe Flacco starting the game for the first time this season instead of Mike White.

New York’s first-round draft pick quarterback Zach Wilson has not yet recovered from a knee injury.

White was called into action in Week 7 after Wilson sprained his knee in the second quarter against the New England Patriots. He has had up-and-down performances since then, ending with 24 completions out of 44 attempts with four interceptions during their 45-17 thrashing by the Buffalo Bills.

Solid experience

Jets coach Robert Saleh says Flacco’s experience would help their offensive game against the Dolphins. This is Flacco’s 14th season in the NFL.

He started for the Baltimore Ravens for the first 11 years in the league, leading the team to its second Super Bowl title.

Flacco then played as the Jets’ backup for Sam Darnold for the past three years. He signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in the past offseason after the Jets decided they no longer wanted a backup quarterback.

Flacco back to the Jets

The 36-year-old hadn’t seen any playing time with Philadelphia as backup when the Jets traded for his return following Wilson’s injury.

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The former Super Bowl MVP has already been on the field with New York, playing in Week 10’s defeat to the Bills, where he completed all three of his throws including a touchdown pass to Elijah Moore.

The Jets (2-7) will host the Dolphins (3-7) in their AFC East showdown on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.

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