Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Ravens Joe Flacco Traded to Broncos

Ravens Joe Flacco Traded to Broncos

The former Super Bowl MVP award victor is heading to the Denver Broncos in a trade, according to National Football League insider Adam Schefter.

Though the deal is agreed upon, it can't be announced yet as NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing trades until the start of the league year on March 13.

The trade means the Broncos are moving on from quarterback Case Keenum, who started for the team last season after signing a two-year, $36 million contract in free agency. He has three years and $63 million remaining on his contract.

After the conclusion of the 2018 season, it was only a matter of when the Broncos were going to acquire another quarterback.

Cousins completed a career-high 70-percent of his passes this season for 30 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions on the year. He's due $16 million this season, but the Broncos can trade or release him for an $8 million salary cap penalty. The Broncos would save $11 million if they cut him before June 1. He is to be paid $18.5 million next season, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021.

Schefter reported the Broncos were quick to move on Flacco with so many other quarterbacks expected to switch teams and fellow teams in need.

In nine starts with the Ravens previous year, Flacco had 2,465 passing yards and 12 touchdowns to six interceptions.

The Broncos also have the No. 10 pick of the draft, with picks in the upper third of the second and third rounds as well. In 2012, he led the Ravens to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII and took the game's MVP honors.

Denver knows what they're getting with Flacco, a low-risk veteran option that can offer consistency and leadership from under center. It doesn't get them any closer to solving their long-term quarterback problem, but outside of lucking out on Manning, Elway hasn't proven able to do that, anyway. In the lone win of Lynch's career, he threw for 170 passing yards and one touchdown to beat the Buccaneers. "Just how many different life changes I went through and how much we won here".

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