Joe Flacco sees first action with New York Jets after Sam Darnold shaken up

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, who underwent April neck surgery, saw his first game action with the New York Jets during Thursday's 37-28 loss to the Denver Broncos, his previous team.

The former longtime Baltimore Ravens starter and Super Bowl MVP came on late in the first quarter after Sam Darnold was shaken up at MetLife Stadium.

Flacco, 35, who hadn't played since last Oct. 27 when he started for the Broncos, completed the two passes he attempted for 16 yards before Darnold returned in the second quarter.

Looking for a veteran backup, the Jets signed Flacco in May knowing he'd miss two or three games as he recovered.

Mike White, who didn't see any action in the first three games as Darnold's backup, was released. He likely will be added to the practice squad.