BALTIMORE (WBFF)–According to ESPN, Joe Flacco will eventually be with the Denver Broncos for the 2019 season. According to Adam Schefter via his Twitter account, “Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, league sources told ESPN.”
The trade cannot be processed until the new league year begins which is March 13th. It cannot become official until then, the Broncos and Ravens also cannot comment on the deal or terms according to Schefter.
The NFL Wednesday tweeted a picture with the Quarterback in a Broncos Jersey.
Broncos head coach Vic Fangio is familiar with Flacco. He was on the Ravens coaching staff from 2006-2009. One of Flacco’s best performances was in Denver in the postseason during the Ravens 2012 Super Bowl winning season; the Mile High Miracle when the Ravens beat the Broncos in double overtime. The 38-35 Ravens win in the AFC Divisional round was set up by a game-tying 70-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to wide receiver Jacoby Jones with under a minute left in regulation. Cornerback Corey Graham picked off Peyton Manning in overtime and kicker Justin Tucker eventually secured the win for the Ravens with his game-winning field goal in double overtime.
Flacco will be entering his 12th NFL season. After suffering a hip injury against the Steelers on November 11th of last season, Flacco never earned the starting job back from rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. He was a first-round pick for the Ravens in 2008. Flacco will leave the Ravens as the franchise’s best quarterback.
If the trade becomes final, Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta will be able to free up $10.5 million in cap space, but the Ravens carry $16 million in dead money. Flacco was due another three-years, worth $63 million. The Broncos will have to decide what they will do with starting quarterback Case Keenum now that Flacco will be heading to Denver.