Ravens agree to trade Flacco to Broncos

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Flacco remained Baltimore's starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2018 season before being sidelined with an injury. According to ESPN, "the Broncos began to study him during Super Bowl week" and "the demand at the position is one reason Denver pounced on Flacco". NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing trades until the start of the league year on March 13.

Flacco arrived in Baltimore in 2008, which was Broncos new head coach Vic Fangio's past year as the assistant head coach (he stayed on in Baltimore in "09 as a linebackers coach)".

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Let's take a look at the aftermath of this trade and what it could possibly mean for the Broncos this season. Taking away a poor outing against Cincinnati in Week 2, Flacco produced a 91.9 overall grade and a 106.8 passer rating in three games during the season's first quarter. The trade can not be made official until the National Football League year begins on March 13, he says. Flacco is set to earn $18.5 million this year and Foles will likely earn more than $25 million. Although the jury's still out on how elite Flacco truly is, his play surely inspires more confidence than Keenum's.

But the Broncos face major questions along the offensive line with C Matt Paradis and RT Jared Veldheer free agents, LG Ronald Leary a potential cap casualty and LT Garett Bolles still an undisciplined, unfinished product entering Year 3. However, the Eagles' cap situation is a complicating factor, and franchising a quarterback is expensive. Manning went on to deliver two Super Bowl appearances and one championship. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins are among the teams expected to add new quarterbacks. I was told teams had been discussing 4th-round pick in exchange. But what's unclear is whether this trade significantly upgrades the quarterback position so the team can actually compete with the AFC's best. Flacco, 34, is coming off the worst season of his career, which was cut short initially by a hip injury and curbed completely by the emergence of Jackson.

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