The Broncos have traded for Joe Flacco, but why?

Joe Flacco

Earlier: Joe Flacco's career in Baltimore is over, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Any reported trade - and the corresponding compensation - can not be made official until the new year begins on March 13.

Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a touchdown run by Javorius Allen in the third quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The influx of rookie quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft started it. Teams long stuck in purgatory found guys who may be their answer: Baker Mayfield with the Cleveland Browns, Sam Darnold to the New York Jets, Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, Josh Rosen with the Arizona Cardinals, and even Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.

Flacco has $79 million remaining on his contract over the next three seasons.

The move opens the door for the Broncos to possibly trade or release Case Keenum, whose performance last season as starting quarterback was viewed generally as a disappointment.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Whenever John Elway talks about a deal, a contract, a player or most anything that crosses his desk for the Denver Broncos, two words nearly always sum up his feelings about doing, or not doing, any of it. That meant possibly sending Flacco somewhere where he feels comfortable, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

In the short term, this probably alters the market a little bit for the Super Bowl LII MVP.

The trade becomes the latest attempt by John Elway, the Broncos' chief front office football executive and former Hall of Fame quarterback, to solve the team's quarterback dilemma. He won the 2013 Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP with some unbelievable play in the playoffs, including an epic comeback win over the Broncos in what's known as the Mile High Miracle game. In his last four seasons as starter he went 24-27 after a 72-40 mark in his first seven.

Hip and back injuries were concerns for Flacco in recent seasons.

Keenum and the Broncos agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $36 million, with $25 million fully guaranteed. In the lone win of Lynch's career, he threw for 170 passing yards and one touchdown to beat the Buccaneers.

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