National Football League trade rumors: Ravens deal QB Joe Flacco to Broncos

National Football League trade rumors: Ravens deal QB Joe Flacco to Broncos

National Football League fans will soon be asking that about the Broncos quarterback, because Flacco is being dealt to Denver, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday. Teams are not allowed to comment on a deal or the terms surrounding it, per Schefter. But from the day he arrived in Baltimore as a newly-minted first-round pick to his final moment as a Raven, Flacco was always himself. However, they will carry $16 million in dead money on their 2019 cap.

Flacco lost the starting job in Baltimore to Lamar Jackson, the 32nd pick in last year's draft.

The Broncos signed Case Keenum last offseason, who did not pan out, just like each quarterback Elway, as GM and team president, has tried since winning the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning following the 2015 season. He is to be paid $18.5 million next season, $20.25 million in 2020 and $24.25 million in 2021.

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Trade talks between Baltimore and Denver commenced Monday and culminated Wednesday morning, when the Broncos agreed to the deal for Flacco, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII.

New Broncos coach Vic Fangio spent one season in Baltimore while Flacco was with the team. A trade is similar to cutting a player in that it pushes all the prorated bonus money normally spread out over the life of a contract to right now.

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