After months and months of speculation, the Baltimore Ravens have agreed in terms to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos.
It broke early Wednesday morning on February 13, 2019 that former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would be traded to the Denver Broncos. The trade cannot be pushed through until March 13th, the date of the league new-year.
This news had been speculation for months, and we even broke it down where Joe Flacco could be traded to here.
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. —Richard Bradshaw
Joe Flacco did enjoy plenty of successes during his time in Charm City. Flacco became Baltimore’s all-time leader passing yards (38,245) and touchdowns (212) in his 11-years spent with the Baltimore Ravens. Flacco won the Ravens its second Super Bowl title in franchise history following an outstanding post-season run. For his accomplishments, Baltimore handed Flacco a six-year contract worth $120.6 million prior to the 2013 season, ensuring the organization its future at quarterback.
The Ravens front office, however, failed to properly surround Joe Flacco with the talent needed to succeed. To the surprise of no one, Flacco never morphed into the superstar quarterback that the team envisioned. As a result, the team drafted his successor, Lamar Jackson, in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
With the Ravens commitment to Jackson late in the 2018 season, the writing appeared to be on the wall for the former Super Bowl XLVII Champion and MVP. The organization made it clear that the two were going to go in separate directions, but on very good terms.
While the trade isn’t finalized, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the trade doesn’t go through. With the Denver Broncos desperate need for quarterback, it made sense that they went after Joe Flacco. The Baltimore Ravens were very lucky to have Flacco for the time they did, and Ravens fans will be forever thankful for everything he did for the team and the city.