Denver Broncos worst move no. 2: Trading for QB Joe Flacco
How the Denver Broncos acquired Joe Flacco: TRADE
I still cannot believe this trade actually happened.
Before the Denver Broncos traded a fourth-round pick for Joe Flacco, there were plenty of discussions about the proper way to move on from 2018 starter Case Keenum.
Among the worst options at the time was the potential of acquiring Flacco and the remainder of his salary.
The Denver Broncos and specifically the brain trust of John Elway, Matt Russell, and Vic Fangio, apparently disagreed.
Flacco was brought in to stabilize the QB position but he just became another goofy animation on the old and tired carousel.
Denver Broncos fans don’t have the fondest memories of Flacco to begin with as they fell victim to his other-worldly postseason run back in the 2012 NFL season, of which we will mention nothing further.
Because of the general disdain toward Flacco anyway, the fact that he made $18.5 million from the Denver Broncos for what he accomplished is absolutely disgusting.
After less than one season with the team, the Broncos moved on from Flacco and justifiably so. Flacco was absolutely abysmal in his eight games with the Broncos, throwing just six touchdown passes with five interceptions and a whopping eight fumbles.
This was one of those moves where the general consensus was that it would be a bad move even in idea form. Fans hated it after it happened, and they turned out to be right.
With all due respect to Flacco and his career accomplishments, this was a move I wish the Denver Broncos had never made.