Out of the three options that I want the Denver Broncos to avoid at the quarterback position, Joe Flacco is undoubtedly the one I want them to avoid the most.
Flacco has had an unbelievably lucky career, turning one good Super Bowl run (thanks in large part to some poor secondary mistakes by the Denver Broncos in the playoffs) into millions of dollars in his career.
Much like the other two guys on this list though, Flacco does have some general qualities that always seem to intrigue John Elway, most notably his height (6’6”) and his arm strength.
As Sayre Bedinger noted though, Flacco would not even be an upgrade over our current starter Case Keenum.
His interception percentage (2.4%) and sack percentage (5.5%) are actually worse than Keenum as is his yards per attempt average (6.7 to Keenum’s 6.9) and his completion percentage (61.7% to 62%).
At the age of 34, he’s also just above ‘over the hill’ and very much so in a statistical decline. His yards and touchdown numbers have gone down each of the last three seasons, and he lost his starting job to Lamar Jackson part way through the 2018 season.
For all the flack I give Keenum, he’s at least somewhat mobile. Flacco is a statue in the pocket and would take quite a few licks as the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos.
With Keenum on the roster and the 10th overall pick in the possession of the Denver Broncos, I find it hard to believe that Elway would bring any of these guys in, but I’ve learned to never count out a situation. For my sake and for the sake of the Denver Broncos franchise, I sure do hope John Elway does a hard pass on each of these three guys.