Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh stated in early January that quarterback Joe Flacco would maintain a market, and the prediction proved correct.
The Ravens on Wednesday agreed in precept to replace Flacco to the Denver Broncos in alternate for a fourth-round desire, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, by means of sources suggested of the subject.
Rapoport added that Flacco, who had three years remaining on his contract, will wish to transform his deal for the Broncos. Baltimore and Denver are no longer allowed to publicly touch upon the transaction till the NFL’s novel calendar year begins on March 13, when the deal desires to be finalized. ESPN’s Adam Schefter become once first to document the replace.
The 34-year-used Flacco is dwelling to be half of the Broncos after 11 seasons in Baltimore. He helped lead the Ravens to seven postseason appearances, which entails a grasp in Nice Bowl XLVII where Flacco become once named the MVP.
Flacco started nine games in 2018 sooner than a hip injury resulted within the Ravens turning to rookie Lamar Jackson, the Ravens’ 2d of two first-round picks in 2018. Flacco finished correct 61.2 p.c of his passes — his lowest designate since the 2013 season — and threw 12 touchdowns with six interceptions. The Ravens went 4-5 with Flacco below center, whereas Jackson led the team to a 6-1 file down the stretch and a postseason berth.
With the Broncos, Flacco will get a new originate below novel head coach Vic Fangio, who’s aware of Flacco from his time on the Ravens’ coaching team from 2006-09. Flacco entered the league in 2008.
Flacco will now enter the 2019 season as the starter over Case Keenum, who no longer too lengthy ago expressed he wasn’t panicked relating to the Broncos making a doable pass to bolster the quarterback discipline. The Broncos signed Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal at some level of free company in 2018, but received an underwhelming performance en route to missing the postseason for a 3rd consecutive year.
The #Broncos will now store QB Case Keenum, who’s assured $7M in 2019, I’m told. If they can not, or no longer it is both a wide paycut or a straight up beginning. He’d be a top backup.â Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
February 13, 2019
Broncos exec John Elway has hunted for a quarterback ever since Peyton Manning retired after the 2015 season. Within the span since Manning hung up his cleats, the Broncos maintain passed by means of a carousel of signal-callers with Keenum, Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch.
Flacco now joins the ranks and would possibly maintain every different to supply stability in Denver.