Unvaccinated Joe Flacco is on Jets’ COVID list while in close contact with Mike White
The Jets have added quarterbacks Mike White and Joe Flacco to the COVID-19 reserve roster, the team announced Tuesday.
White tested positive for COVID-19, while Flacco is considered to be in close contact, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Thankfully for the Jets, rookie Zach Wilson has simultaneously been released to return from a knee injury and will be out on Sunday against Texas. With Wilson absent since Week 6, White has made four starts for the Jets from Weeks 7-10. Flacco started in Week 11’s game against the Dolphins.
Josh Johnson is expected to be left out of the Jets’ practice team as a backup for Wilson. The 35-year-old midfielder is in his first season with the Jets and it will be his first time playing for New York.
Jets QB Scorecard:
🏈Zach Wilson is fully recovered from a knee injury and starts Sunday’s game against Houston.
🏈Mike White tested positive for COVID.
🏈Joe Flacco is considered a close contact.
🏈Josh Johnson is ready to be lifted off the training team to support Wilson.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2021
So what does the status of White and Flacco now mean for the two Jets quarterbacks? It all depends on whether or not they are vaccinated, according to the NFL’s vaccination rules.
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Is Joe Flacco Vaccinated?
Last week before Flacco started giving the Jets the first time, he admitted he wasn’t vaccinated. However, he has yet to give the reason behind his choice. He claimed it would be too “distracting” if he did.
Since Flacco is unvaccinated and is in close contact with a person who tested positive, he will be away from the team for five days if he is asymptomatic, but 10 days if he is symptomatic. control and test positive. Flacco’s COVID status is currently undetermined.
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Is Mike White vaccinated?
White has not made his vaccination status public. If he is vaccinated, he could return to the team in 10 days or less depending on when he has two negative tests 24 hours apart. However, if he is not vaccinated, he will have to be isolated from the team for 10 days. He will then have to provide a negative test to be able to re-engage.
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