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Joe Flacco reportedly traded to Broncos

Jesse Reed
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.