Joe Flacco is one step closer to being traded to the Denver Broncos, as he has reportedly passed his physical. A huge step in the right direction.
The Denver Broncos made a trade for Joe Flacco last week. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has passed his physical, which makes the likelihood of the trade happening even greater.
Flacco suffered a hip injury during the 2018 season, forcing him to miss multiple weeks. While he was out of action, the Ravens decided they liked what they saw from rookie Lamar Jackson and chose to stick with him for the remainder of the session.
It became fairly obvious that Flacco was on his way out of Baltimore and the Ravens made the move to ship him off to the Denver Broncos, reportedly for a fourth-round draft pick.
The trade cannot be processed until the start of the new league year, which begins March 13th. Despite this major trade, Flacco is not a long-term solution at quarterback for the Broncos. He is 34-years old.
The good thing for the team, though, is that he is a winner. He was the starting quarterback of the Ravens when they won the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers after the 2012 season.
Even though the Denver Broncos are acquiring Flacco, the team still likely will draft a quarterback sometime during the 2019 NFL draft. Will they still draft one with the tenth overall pick? Or will they wait until a later round?
That remains to be seen and will only be determined on draft day. But the urgency of using a high pick on a quarterback probably became less now.
Another question about the team’s quarterback room is what is in store for Case Keenum. The Broncos are shopping Keenum after the Flacco news.
Hopefully the Broncos figure out a long-term solution at quarterback. It is the most important position in football and the team has struggled in finding the answer.