Ravens agree to trade Flacco to Broncos

Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) walks off the field following the overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.

No word on what this means for Case Keenum, but he will likely be cut or the backup.

Which makes the Wednesday news that the Broncos traded a fourth-round draft pick to the Ravens for the services of Joe Flacco very interesting, because over the last four seasons, when he's been healthy, Flacco hasn't really outpaced Keenum in performance. But after winning the Super Bowl MVP in 2012, Flacco's numbers have dropped off significantly.

In nine appearances during 2018, Flacco threw for 2,465 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Broncos surprised National Football League fans on Wednesday by agreeing to a deal with the Ravens to acquire 34-year-old quarterback Joe Flacco, who had been relegated to a backup role in 2018 due to the emergence of Lamar Jackson.

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.

I believe it's an easy argument to say Baltimore should have waited a little longer - especially considering the deal can't even go through until March 13 when the league year officially starts. Last season started well for Flacco, with three single-game grades of 83.0 or greater during Weeks 1 to 4. When the deal is completed, the Ravens will save $10.5 million in cap space. And Flacco has had back and hip troubles in recent seasons, so keeping Keenum is not off the table just yet. The Broncos can try to trade Keenum, but with a $21 million total cap number and $7 million in guarantees for the upcoming season, that might make it hard to find trade partners.

How much of an upgrade will Flacco be over Keenum for the Broncos?

Flacco was a first-round draft pick out of DE and won NFL Rookie of the Year Honors in 2008.

Recommended News

  • Mickelson bags Pebble Beach Pro-Am title

    Mickelson bags Pebble Beach Pro-Am title

    Mickelson said he could "see just fine" even after sunset, knowing darkness falls quickly on the Monterey Peninsula. The last time the final round was played on Monday was in 2000, when Tiger Woods rallied from a five-shot deficit.
    Jussie Smollett's Phone Records Rejected By Police After Finally Submitting Them

    Jussie Smollett's Phone Records Rejected By Police After Finally Submitting Them

    Smollett said he was speaking with his manager when he was attacked while walking home from Subway at around 2 a.m. Smollett performed on February 2 for the first time following the alleged attack.
    BBC cameraman blindsided by Trump supporter's attack at Texas rally

    BBC cameraman blindsided by Trump supporter's attack at Texas rally

    CNN meanwhile filmed supporters of Mr Trump yelling abuse and swearing at reporters covering a rally in Florida a year ago . The attacker was apprehended immediately, and while being grappled from behind he shouted "USA" and "F*** the media".
  • Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

    Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

    A wake for Reyes is scheduled for this afternoon and evening at the Lloyd Maxie and Sons Funeral Home in New Rochelle. Valerie Reyes , 24, of New Rochelle, was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., police said.

    Akshay Shares ‘Glimpses of Kesari’ from Upcoming Period Drama

    Akshay has teamed up with filmmaker Karan Johar's Dharma Productions for the movie, being directed by Anurag Singh . Akshay wrote, " Aaj meri pagdi bhi Kesari, jo bahega mera woh lahoo bhi Kesari, aur mera jawaab bhi Kesari ".
    Late completion of auto  jeopardises Renault's shakedown plans

    Late completion of auto jeopardises Renault's shakedown plans

    So I think to a certain degree when when you are in such a situation you are a bit more complacent with milestone and internal planning.
  • Toro Rosso launch 2019 STR14 F1 auto

    Toro Rosso launch 2019 STR14 F1 auto

    Kvyat enjoyed a rapid run up the motorsport ladder, reaching F1 with Toro Rosso in 2014 before he was promoted the following year to Red Bull Racing .
    Samsung Galaxy S10e Name Confirmed Officially Ahead of February 20 Launch

    Samsung Galaxy S10e Name Confirmed Officially Ahead of February 20 Launch

    The Galaxy S10 series will also come with reverse wireless charging along with faster wireless and wired charging. Over the last few days, nearly all major details about Samsung's upcoming flagships have been leaked online.
    Angel Di Maria has last laugh with PSG on Old Trafford return

    Angel Di Maria has last laugh with PSG on Old Trafford return

    The Argentinian arrived at United from Real Madrid for a whopping £59.7million - at the time a record signing for a British club. Last month, Di Maria - who has made 90 appearances for Argentina - spoke out about his miserable season in the Premier League .
  • Prince William and Kate make angelic appearance at the 2019 Baftas

    Prince William and Kate make angelic appearance at the 2019 Baftas

    The Duchess of Cambridge wowed the BAFTA Awards 2019 in a stunning white creation that she paired with Princess Diana's jewelry. She teamed it with glittery heels, believed to be Jimmy Choo's £525 Romy style and a jewel topped satin clutch bag.
    California high speed rail plan scaled back

    California high speed rail plan scaled back

    And there's no doubt that our state's economy and quality of life depend on improving transportation". According to the audit, the state risked having to pay back as much as $3.5 billion in federal funds.
    The Division 2 Open Beta Coming Soon

    The Division 2 Open Beta Coming Soon

    However, it seems that a much more widespread open beta is on the horizon. This happened with Anthem and it will also happen with The Division 2 .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.