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Ravens trading Joe Flacco to Broncos

Ravens trading Joe Flacco to Broncos

The trade can't be processed until the new league year starts on March 13.

Flacco clearly isn't a long-term solution for the Broncos, but will Flacco be able to succeed in the short-term where so many others have failed?

In the short term, this probably alters the market a little bit for the Super Bowl LII MVP. But could the Broncos still be in play to draft a rookie early?

The trade is rumored to be Flacco in exchange for a "mid-round pick" - details of which will be revealed in the near future. The team underperformed previous year with a record of 6-10, finishing third in the AFC West, and Keenum was partly to blame for the disappointing season.

The good news for Denver is that Flacco's contract is very simple to get out of in 2019, so this could represent another one-year trial should the Broncos be interested in waiting to draft a successor quarterback. He has started all 16 games in nine of his 11 seasons as a professional.

But the Broncos face major questions along the offensive line with C Matt Paradis and RT Jared Veldheer free agents, LG Ronald Leary a potential cap casualty and LT Garett Bolles still an undisciplined, unfinished product entering Year 3.

Hip and back injuries were concerns for Flacco in recent seasons.

The Broncos can not comment on or confirm the reported trade.

Flacco arrived in Baltimore in 2008, which was Broncos new head coach Vic Fangio's a year ago as the assistant head coach (he stayed on in Baltimore in "09 as a linebackers coach)".

No word on what this means for Case Keenum, but he will likely be cut or the backup.

Joe Flacco is headed to Denver.

Kevin Hogan After Chad Kelly's release, the Broncos added Kelly to serve as Keenum's backup.

Well all of that talk from the team's front office seems to be false now as the Broncos have reportedly acquired quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens via trade according to ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. While the team may still look to pick a quarterback in the draft, Flacco is the short-term solution after he was made expendable by Lamar Jackson in Baltimore.


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