- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 16, 1985 (34)
- 12th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 18 (BAL)
The Denver Broncos agreed in principle on a trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday to acquire quarterback Joe Flacco, according to league sources. The trade can't officially be processed until the new NFL league year begins on March 13. When the deal is officially completed it will likely be for a mid-round pick. Baltimore will save $10.5 million in salary cap space with the move, but they will also carry $16 million in dead money in 2019. New Broncos head coach Vic Fangio was with Flacco for one season in Baltimore, so they have a short history together. The 34-year-old was benched in favor of rookie Lamar Jackson in Baltimore this year and has looked extremely mediocre in recent seasons. He's won a Super Bowl MVP, though, and is arguably a slight upgrade on Case Keenum, who is now likely to be released. Denver will try to win with the running game and defense, so Flacco will remain a mediocre QB2 target as he returns to a starting role with a new team.
The Baltimore Ravens have already decided that Lamar Jackson will be their starting quarterback in 2019 and that veteran Joe Flacco will not be part of the team. The Ravens will either trade or release the 11th-year pro. Flacco started off the season strong but struggled in Weeks 5-through -9, as the Ravens lost four of five games, before getting hurt against the Steelers (Week 9). The 33-year-old finished the season with a 61.2 completion percentage along with 2,465 passing yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also added 45 rushing yards on 19 attempts. While it is unknown where Flacco, who is the greatest quarterback in Ravens' history, will end up or what his role will be, he will likely start the season as a low-end QB2 at the very best.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (hip) is active in Week 15 against the Buccaneers. However, rookie Lamar Jackson will receive his fifth straight start and has QB1 upside against Tampa's bad defense. With Flacco back on the sidelines, Robert Griffin III is a healthy scratch. Running back Ty Montgomery is also a healthy scratch for this game. Flacco should be the backup the rest of the way but could be in on a few trick plays for Baltimore. He shouldn't be owned in single-QB leagues anymore.