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Report: Broncos agree a trade in principle with Ravens to acquire Joe Flacco

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After 11 seasons in Baltimore, the veteran quarterback will attempt to resurrect his career in Denver in 2019.

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With the Lamar Jackson era having already started in Baltimore, it would appear that the Ravens have wasted little time in removing his veteran predecessor from the roster after it was announced on Wednesday that they had an agreement in place with the Denver Broncos to trade quarterback Joe Flacco.

Consistently ranked among the bottom third in the league at his position statistically since winning the Super Bowl in 2012, no player has made more out of a successful playoff run financially and done less on the field than Flacco. Signed to six-year, $120.6 million deal in 2013, the Ravens quarterback never came close to living up to the size of the contract and the deal would impact the teams ability to retain their own free agents for years to come.

With initial reports suggesting Baltimore may have earned as much as a fourth-round pick from the Broncos, the Ravens should consider themselves lucky to have found a suitor willing to pay that much for a player who has failed to record a quarterback rating higher than 84.2 in each of his last four seasons.

At 34-years-old, Flacco will now attempt to resurrect his career in Denver and will also have to agree to a reduced contract by the sounds of it.

Meanwhile, many Broncos fans will rightly be questioning whether Flacco is really an upgrade over Case Keenum. Sadly, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not play the Broncos in 2019.