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Ravens trade Joe Flacco to Broncos, according to reports

Ravens trade Joe Flacco to Broncos, according to reports

Flacco, 34, has spent his entire career in Baltimore and finishes his tenure as the franchise's most successful quarterback after setting multiple records and winning the team's second Super Bowl. Of course, also in decline over the past three seasons was Denver's QB situation.

Without needing to use a first-round pick on a quarterback, the Broncos will likely address one of their other positions of need. In the meantime, neither team can say anything about it.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says that the Ravens and Broncos have an agreement in principle, but that the trade can not be processed until the new NFL league year begins on March 13. This is bad news for New Orleans Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who is set to become a free agent when the new league fiscal year begins on March 13. Teams prohibited from commenting on deal or terms surrounding it. They have struggled to find a reliable starter since the retirement of Peyton Manning in 2016.

Staring at what's largely perceived to be an anything-but-elite QB draft crop, with a screaming need at the position, John Elway, naturally, has made a decision to trade for Joe Flacco. Now with a quarterback he believes in, Elway is looking for the player who can help him win now.

On the field, this trade means the Packers will play against Flacco when the Broncos visit Lambeau Field next season. He downed new Broncos coach Vic Fangio's 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII and, lest we forget, slayed Peyton Manning's Broncos and Tom Brady's Patriots in that same 2012 postseason, undoubtedly the best month of his National Football League career.

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Per a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Flacco will take the starting job and the Broncos will look for a spot to offload Keenum.

The #Broncos are sending a mid-round pick to the #Ravens for QB Joe Flacco, source said. It's reported the Ravens will get a mid-round selection from the Broncos in return.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post speculates that it could be a fourth-round pick.

The Broncos can not comment on or confirm the reported trade.