A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a fourth-round pick in this year's draft.
The person to the AP spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because neither team announced the deal, which was first reported by ESPN. NFL rules prohibit teams from discussing trades until the start of the league year on March 13.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news on Twitter and said the Broncos will get a quarterback with the most career passing attempts, passing yard and passing touchdowns of any player who has never been selected for a league pro bowl. Schefter also reported that new coach Vic Fangio spent a season with the Baltimore Ravens when Flacco was the starter.
Breaking: Baltimore has agreement in principle to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Broncos, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 13, 2019
Trade cannot be processed until new NFL league year begins Wednesday, March 13. Teams prohibited from commenting on deal or terms surrounding it.
Flacco, the MVP of the 2013 Super Bowl, became expendable in Baltimore with the emergence of rookie Lamar Jackson.
The Broncos found themselves in the market again for a quarterback after Case Keenum's middling debut in Denver last season, when he threw for 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The team went 6-10.
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