The Denver Broncos have reportedly traded for Joe Flacco.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted the Baltimore Ravens and Broncos have an agreement in principle to make the deal, which can’t be processed until March 13 when the new NFL league year officially begins.
Breaking: Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, league sources told ESPN.
Trade cannot be processed until new NFL league year begins Wednesday, March 13. Teams prohibited from commenting on deal or terms surrounding it.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 13, 2019
This is interesting on a couple of fronts.
As we’ve noted in the recent past, this all but assures Case Keenum will be out in Denver. He flopped in his first season leading the Broncos offense after a tremendous season in Minnesota boosted his free-agency value.
It also leads one to believe that Elway and Co. don’t have much confidence in this year’s draft class at the quarterback position — for good reason.
Though Flacco has won a Super Bowl and had a legendary stretch of outstanding play in that entire postseason, his play has generally been mediocre, or worse, since that winter.
Last year, before he was supplanted by Lamar Jackson due to injury, Flacco completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,465 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.