According to ESPNS Adam Schefter, The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos have agreed in principle to a trade for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. The deal cannot be finalized until March 13th, and both teams are prohibited from commenting on the deal until then. But sources close to Schefter believe the deal would include a mid round pick going back to Baltimore.
Flacco, 34, has no more guaranteed money on his contract. But his contract does carry hits of $18.5 for 2019, 20.25 million in 2020, and 24.24 million in 2021. Denver has the 10th pick in this years NFL draft and they were believed to be interested in taking one of the top rookie quarterbacks in the draft. But GM John Elway has decided to address the teams biggest need in free agency and this move indicates the team will move on from last years quarterback Case Keenum.
For Baltimore, this move shows the team is all in on quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson, filled in for the injured Flacco this year and never looked back as he led the Ravens to the playoffs.
Denver is looking to hit on a quarterback move for the first time since Peyton Manning retired, as the team has had four different starting quarterbacks in the last two seasons.