Joe Flacco is headed to Denver.
- The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly ready to trade former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos. The trade can not be consummated until the NFL league year begins on March 13th.
The rise of Lamar Jackson in Baltimore made Flacco's fate seem certain: He would either be waived or dealt. The team was 3-5 at the time.
The 34-year-old was the MVP when he led the Ravens to victory in 2013's Super Bowl XLVII.
Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 23 2018 in Baltimore
In nine starts with the Ravens previous year, Flacco had 2,465 passing yards and 12 touchdowns to six interceptions. Flacco has three years remaining on his contract with cap hits of $26.5 million, $28.3 million and $24.3 million.
This marks the first trade for new Ravens general manager Eric Decosta, who replaced Ozzie Newsome at the conclusion of last season. The Broncos went 6-10 in the 2018 season and missed the playoffs.
Flacco is likely to replace Case Keenum as the Broncos' starting quarterback.
If Flacco winds up as the Broncos starter in the fall, he would be the fifth starting quarterback for Denver since Peyton Manning retired.
Flacco has spent all 11 of his National Football League seasons with the Ravens, starting all 163 of his games played. In his career he's thrown for more 38,245 passing yards and 212 touchdowns.