Miami Dolphins should have value with Tannehill after Flacco trade

Miami Dolphins should have value with Tannehill after Flacco trade

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed in principle to trade quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos.

Flacco was sharp in a victory over the Broncos in Baltimore early last season, so he can still play, but he's been battling some injury issues and was "Wally Pipped" past year by Lamar Jackson when his injuries forced him to miss some games. Flacco is due a base salary of $18.5 million in 2019, so they'll likely have to release or trade Case Keenum.

Flacco is 96-67 as a regular-season starter and before his injury after nine games in 2018, had started all 16 games in nine of his first 10 years.

Longtime Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco will be a Raven nevermore.

The Broncos can not comment on or confirm the reported trade. The Broncos will carry $10 million in dead money if they cut him. Taking away a poor outing against Cincinnati in Week 2, Flacco produced a 91.9 overall grade and a 106.8 passer rating in three games during the season's first quarter.

Keenum is guaranteed $7 million in 2019, the second year of a two-year, $36 million contract.

Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass against the Denver Broncos on September 23, 2018 in Baltimore. And Flacco has had back and hip troubles in recent seasons, so keeping Keenum is not off the table just yet. Sure, it lessens the likelihood the Broncos use their first-round pick on a quarterback. Flacco won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2013 and most recently has his job stolen by a rookie QB in Lamar Jackson.

Thankfully for Elway and Fangio, they're not alone in thinking Flacco is legit: President Trump once called Flacco a "very elite" quarterback. In the lone win of Lynch's career, he threw for 170 passing yards and one touchdown to beat the Buccaneers. Flacco is in the twilight of his career so the compensation seems fair. That's one possibility. Another is that Denver strengthens its offensive line, which is also a need for the Packers.

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