Joe Flacco is not vaccinated and he has his reasons.
Flacco appeared in the press room with a mask on, which was a cue for reporters to ask if he was vaccinated.
The former Super Bowl winner said he did not want his status to disrupt the team, but no, Flacco is unvaccinated.
“I definitely have my reasons,” Flacco said. “I’d honestly like to talk about this topic more than anybody. It’s one of those things you debate all the time, but I’ve overall felt like it’s more of a distraction than anything. So I feel like to talk about it too much and give you all my beliefs is more of a distraction than anything. I think the most important thing is going to play a football game.”
Watch Joe explain below:
#Jets QB Joe Flacco confirms he isn’t vaccinated but didn’t want to go into detail about why because he doesn’t want to be a ‘distraction’: #MIAvsNYJ #TakeFlight #FinsUp #Dolphins pic.twitter.com/6Y9pvwLpxB
— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) November 17, 2021
“We all know what the rules are. So when those things happen, we’ve all been told what the protocols are, and we’re all following the protocols. Whether you believe it or not, it is what it is. If you want to go out there and play the game you love, you have to do what you have to do.”
Twitter reacted to Joe Flacco’s vaccination status.
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— Reeta GAWDell (@theNFLchick) November 17, 2021
Another person who knows more than scientists and doctors?
— Mobo (@Mobos6) November 17, 2021
Putting others at risk. Guess he will be wearing a face mask during the game and after around the team. It doesn't matter now cause the season is over team jets ain't going nowhere until this time next year 2022
— Dre Vin Sanders (@utilizemind2) November 17, 2021
You know how you can be a distraction for your team?
Not being vaccinated.
— Collin Brennan (@sports_collin) November 17, 2021
It’s always the rich ass white dudes who had zero struggle in their entire youth… https://t.co/8hwjLEAw5w
— Caged Wisdom (@AlgersonTam) November 18, 2021
the wonderlic test should be comprised of one section that asks guys to list reasons why someone shouldn’t get vaccinated https://t.co/2pl8fxJ9Ag
— Yusuf Ahmed (@YusufAhmed) November 18, 2021
The fact that he can’t go to any restaurants in Manhattan makes my heart absolutely sing https://t.co/Bt3h7ykJI5
— MR (@mramire70) November 18, 2021
Hard to imagine a guy who used to be Elite wouldn’t want to protect him and his family.
Not very cool Joe.
Best of luck starting for the Jets…