We have breaking news. Joe Flacco has been traded to the Denver Broncos. The Ravens have finally moved on and will roll with Lamar Jackson for the *foreseeable future. The trade cannot be finalized until the new league year begins on March 13th.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news:
Flacco, 34, will always be remembered as a Super Bowl champion. Flacco went on one of the greatest
However, since getting paid a mammoth contract after winning the Super Bowl, Flacco has stopped caring. His body language is right up there with Jay Cutler. In 9 starts, Flacco threw 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He hasn’t been a productive quarterback since Gary Kubiak left which may have played into the Broncos thinking to bring him over. Hopefully getting benched for a quarterback that stinks and getting traded is a wake-up call for Joe Cool.
I would assume this means that Case Keenum is going to get traded/cut. Flacco is owed over $20 million in 2019 so carry Keenum’s contract as well really isn’t feasible. Denver is also probably in the quarterback market as well. The draft market that is. They have been heavily linked to Drew Lock at the Senior Bowl.
I understand why the Ravens wanted to move on. However, they better get another quarterback in house. Lamar Jackson’s playoff outing against the Chargers showed exactly why he will be out of the league within 3 years. Dude can’t throw the ball. I mean… at all. Former Raven, Tyrod Taylor may become an option. Baltimore will eat $16 million in dead money by trading Flacco. The good news is Baltimore clears $10.5 million in cap space.
*Update: The Ravens will receive a 4th round pick from the Broncos. Denver held two fourth-round picks this year and will now send one to Baltimore. Considering the high salary of Flacco, the Ravens may have been lucky to snag a 4th rounder.