Baltimore Ravens agree to trade Joe Flacco to Denver Broncos

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Joe Flacco is Colorado bound.

The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly agreed to trade former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. When he returned to full strength, he sat on the bench while the Ravens chose to start Lamar Jackson instead at QB.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos will send back a mid-round pick for Flacco.

Flacco, 34, has spent his entire career in Baltimore and finishes his tenure as the franchise's most successful quarterback after setting multiple records and winning the team's second Super Bowl. Previous year he threw for 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, completing 61 percent of his passes, in nine games. The new league year does not officially begin until March 13, however, so the trade can not be finalized until that time.

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This marks the first trade for new Ravens general manager Eric Decosta, who replaced Ozzie Newsome at the conclusion of last season.

"To be honest with you, I can't imagine a better 11 years", Flacco said in the wake of the news, via NBC Sports.

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Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal last offseason, but Denver missed the playoffs again. He has completed 61.7% of his passes for 38,245 yards and 212 touchdowns but his production has dropped off in recent years.