Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
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Ravens agree to trade Joe Flacco to Broncos

Ravens agree to trade Joe Flacco to Broncos

National Football League fans will soon be asking that about the Broncos quarterback, because Flacco is being dealt to Denver, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday.

The two teams are unable to comment about the terms of the deal until March 13th, so we'll know more then what the Ravens got in return for Flacco. Flacco had $8 million in bonuses each for 2019 and 2020, which the Ravens will have to eat upon trading him. He is due $18 million in 2019, with just $7 million guaranteed. When the deal is completed, the Ravens will save $10.5 million in cap space.

Flacco, 34, is a former Super Bowl MVP, but he's largely underwhelmed since Baltimore's championship season in 2012.

Regardless, it became clear after the season that Jackson is the team's quarterback moving forward which made Flacco an expendable piece.

If Flacco winds up as the Broncos starter in the fall, he would be the fifth starting quarterback for Denver since Peyton Manning retired. The Broncos signed Case Keenum as a free agent last offseason but apparently are prepared to move on from him as the starter and hand the job to Flacco. A trade is similar to cutting a player in that it pushes all the prorated bonus money normally spread out over the life of a contract to right now.

This marks the first trade for new Ravens general manager Eric Decosta, who replaced Ozzie Newsome at the conclusion of last season.

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