Broncos Agree To Acquire Joe Flacco From Ravens

Joe Flacco

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

CBS Sports Jason La Canfora also confirmed the trade Wednesday.

Around the league, fans and pundits wondered what Denver general manager John Elway was thinking.

Meanwhile, the Broncos, who have the 10th overall pick in this year's draft, are addressing their biggest need as the NFL's offseason quarterback carousel is beginning to spin.

Flacco, 34, was injured during the 2018 season with Baltimore after nine games (which included a 27-14 win over the Broncos in Week 3).

The move was somewhat anticipated as rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson filled in admirably for Flacco as the veteran dealt with injuries last season and seemingly sealed his status as the starter for Baltimore going forward. He has three years and $63 million remaining on his contract. 2019 will be his 11th season in the NFL.

There will be plenty of debate over Flacco's legacy in Baltimore, but he did lead the team to a Super Bowl title in 2012 with one of the best four-game stretches of quarterbacking that we've seen in the playoffs. Both of those totals are far and away the most in franchise history. Teams prohibited from commenting on deal or terms surrounding it.

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