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How Joe Flacco-to-Broncos trade impacts Packers in draft

14 February, 2019, 03:44 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Ravens trading Joe Flacco to Broncos

Joe Flacco According to ESPN, the Broncos will acquire former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, 34, in a trade to be processed in March.

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.

Case Keenum started all 16 games last season in his first year in Denver, which went 6-10.

Staring at what's largely perceived to be an anything-but-elite QB draft crop, with a screaming need at the position, John Elway, naturally, has chose to trade for Joe Flacco.

With Keenum under center for the whole year, the Broncos only managed to win six games and they failed to reach the playoffs for the third-straight season. Also, the salary-cap savings if Keenum is released ($11 million) and the "dead money" hit - salary-cap charge for a player no longer on the roster - of $10 million are roughly the same.




Last season, Keenum tied for the second-most interceptions in the National Football League with 15 as he recorded 6.6 yards per pass attempt in 2018. To bring it full circle, Denver's current offensive coordinator, Rich Scangarello, spent the last two years as Shanahan's quarterbacks coach in San Francisco.

The Denver Broncos have an agreement in principle with the Baltimore Ravens for quarterback Joe Flacco. So, if Flacco doesn't play up to expectations this upcoming season-and there's a high likelihood of that-the Broncos can release him with relatively minimal penalty. Sure, it lessens the likelihood the Broncos use their first-round pick on a quarterback.

The Broncos in recent years have tried Keenum, Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch at quarterback.

The demand at the position is one reason Denver pounced out of the gate on Flacco.

Keenum, who turns 31 on Sunday, completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 3,890 yards, with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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