Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Ravens to trade Joe Flacco to Broncos, per report

Ravens to trade Joe Flacco to Broncos, per report

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Ravens have a trade in place to send Joe Flacco to the Broncos.

NFL trades can become official when the new league year begins March 13.

Denver opted to signed Keenum in 2018 free agency to a two-year, $36 million deal which will come with a cap hit of $21 million this season.

Case Keenum was the starting quarterback of the Broncos last season.

If Flacco winds up as the Broncos starter in the fall, he would be the fifth starting quarterback for Denver since Peyton Manning retired.

Cousins completed a career-high 70-percent of his passes this season for 30 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions on the year. The Broncos can try to trade Keenum, but with a $21 million total cap number and $7 million in guarantees for the upcoming season, that might make it hard to find trade partners. He has posted a passer rating of 84.2 or less in each of the past four seasons. He is to be paid $18.5 million next season, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021. To bring it full circle, Denver's current offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello, spent the last two years as Shanahan's quarterbacks coach in San Francisco. But after winning the Super Bowl MVP in 2012, Flacco's numbers have dropped off significantly.

There are multiple ways for Denver to get out of Flacco's deal down the line.

Thankfully for Elway and Fangio, they're not alone in thinking Flacco is legit: President Trump once called Flacco a "very elite" quarterback. The trade of Flacco now sets up the potential for a domino effect that will ripple throughout the first round of the NFL Draft and into the following years. So quarterback should, and will, get a long look from the team in the buildup to April. He only has one career 4,000-yard passing season, but he's hit 3,500 in seven of 11 National Football League seasons. "Just how many different life changes I went through and how much we won here".

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