Joe Flacco should be gone
First and foremost, Joe Flacco has got to go. In an ideal world, the statue retires. But more than likely, it’s going to take a trade or require a release to get rid of the former Super Bowl MVP. If Elway can somehow manage to offload Flacco and bring back assets, I will be impressed because getting back anything for Flacco is a more difficult task than what he managed to do with Case Keenum and the Washington Redskins last offseason.
Flacco still has a solid arm, but his demeanor inspired nobody, and his inability to escape pressure and general lack of mobility left the Bronco’s offense significantly handicapped.
Having a veteran quarterback on the roster is never a bad thing (just look at Brian Hoyer or Matt Cassell), but I don’t get the vibe that Flacco is content with being a backup quarterback. In fact, he looks downright pissed off to even have to stand on the field and watch Drew Lock play football.
And with the opportunity to save just over $10 million by releasing him, the Denver Broncos have to make the move so they can add to their impressive 2020 salary cap space and build around their rookie quarterback.