Report: Broncos won’t rework Joe Flacco’s contract

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When word first broke that the Broncos are set to trade for quarterback Joe Flacco when the new league year gets underway in March, there were reports that reworking Flacco’s contract could be part of their plans as well.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that is not expected to be the case, however. Flacco’s contract calls for him to make $18.5 million during the 2019 season and his salaries for 2020 and 2021 are $20.25 million and $24.25 million.

Those will also be Flacco’s cap hits for those seasons and none of the salaries are guaranteed, so the Broncos can move on from Flacco without any dead money left over although they’d prefer it if Flacco plays well enough to justify that cost.

The Broncos also have Case Keenum on the books with a $21 million cap number and $7 million in guaranteed money for 2019. Moving on from him would leave $10 million in dead money, but there’s no commitment to Keenum in 2020 or beyond.

7 responses to “Report: Broncos won’t rework Joe Flacco’s contract

  1. I know it’s a crazy question, but did they pick up Flacco to use as a bargaining chip in the draft? Or are they hoping to move Keenum in a deal? The Redskins and Jaguars await…

  2. Hey, we were gonna have to pay Keenum $18 mil this year if we rolled with him again so for the same money we get a better QB to be a bridge until we draft a Franchise guy. You have to look at this move as only having upside.

  3. “Hey, we were gonna have to pay Keenum $18 mil this year if we rolled with him again so for the same money we get a better QB to be a bridge until we draft a Franchise guy. ”
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    That sounds so easy until one remembers they’ve been trying to draft a franchise guy since Elway retired.

  4. John Elway really is clueless as GM at the QB position isn’t he?

    Odd that a HoF QB can’t recognize the mistakes he keeps making!

    Flacco is 34 years old and the Ravens couldn’t wait to unload him and his onerous contract!

    That should’ve tipped Elway off like a used car salesman offering a great rate on an old jalopy!

  5. I have a feeling this is going to work out very well for Denver. Flacco is not the smartest QB out there, but, the dude has an arm. If Denver can block for him (he ran for his life every down in Baltimore), he can get it there. And in big games, he always shows up. It’s the hum-ho games that Flacco struggles with. We’ll see and wish him well.

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