Denver Broncos make trade with Baltimore Ravens

14 February, 2019, 03:44 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Joe Flacco

Late Wednesday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos and Ravens had agreed to a trade which would send quarterback Joe Flacco to Denver.

The MVP of Super Bowl XLVII when the Ravens knocked off the favored San Francisco 49ers 34-31, Flacco went 24-27 in his last four seasons as a starter and was replaced in the middle of last season by rookie Lamar Jackson. While Flacco has not been a "win now" quarterback for a few years, this move would seem to indicate the Broncos are confident they can put together a competitive roster and that Flacco can help elevate them in a way Case Keenum couldn't. With their acquisition of Joe Flacco, it appears unlikely the Broncos will be chasing a quarterback in the draft. Previous year he threw for 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, completing 61 percent of his passes, in nine games. He's due $16 million this season, but the Broncos can trade or release him for an $8 million salary cap penalty. Trading him would result in the Broncos taking a $3 million cap hit, and cutting Keenum would put the Broncos on the hook for $7 million.

Schefter reported the Broncos were quick to move on Flacco with so many other quarterbacks expected to switch teams and fellow teams in need. For Washington, they'll have to determine what options they have after announcing that Alex Smith would miss the entire 2019 season with a leg injury.


Thankfully for Elway and Fangio, they're not alone in thinking Flacco is legit: President Trump once called Flacco a "very elite" quarterback. He won the 2013 Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP with some unbelievable play in the playoffs, including an epic comeback win over the Broncos in what's known as the Mile High Miracle game. Sure, it lessens the likelihood the Broncos use their first-round pick on a quarterback.

There are multiple ways for Denver to get out of Flacco's deal down the line. He led the team to 5 straight playoff appearances in his first 5 seasons, capped off by his magical run in the 2012 playoffs where he became just the second player in National Football League history to throw 11 touchdowns with no interceptions in the playoffs.

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