Joe Flacco: Where should the Baltimore Ravens trade him to?
No one in the NFL likes veteran quarterbacks more than Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway does, and Joe Flacco seems to be his perfect cup of tea. Flacco’s big arm and clutch gene when the game is on the line, and even more so in the playoffs, should get Elway excited and thinking about another Super Bowl run.
The Broncos were surprisingly competitive this year, but it’s entirely inspite of their quarterback. Case Keenum is exactly who we thought he was, and Elway should’ve known better than to trust his team’s offense to him. Regardless, Denver’s offense is going over a bit of a makeover as they make a youth movement at wide receiver and work-in their talented rookie duo at running back.
While Denver could add another receiver in the NFL draft, they have a solid pair of receivers between Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton who could build a great relationship with Joe Flacco. Running backs Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman are also a dynamic duo in their backfield. Lindsay, who made this season’s Pro Bowl, has been particularly impressive as an undrafted rookie free agent.
Denver won’t be asking Flacco to win them games single-handedly, it’ll be with their defense. Future Hall of Fame edge rusher Von Miller is an absolute force, and the team paired Bradley Chubb with him to form arguably the league’s best edge rushing combo. A strong secondary makes Denver’s defense a force to be reckoned with, which is a winning formula in today’s NFL.
The Denver Broncos aren’t as far away as we had originally thought they’d be, and the addition of Joe Flacco could put them back over the top. This is especially true with the news that former Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak is rejoining the Broncos’ coaching staff at the same position. Flacco had a career year under Kubiak, and could truly make them a large threat in the AFC West. Wither way, the AFC has a lot of parity and Denver could find their way back into the playoffs sooner rather than later with Joe Flacco under-center.