Ravens Trade QB Joe Flacco to Broncos

Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco (5). Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9947140be)

Joe Flacco, considered to be the center of the Baltimore Ravens’ franchise just a couple of seasons ago, is now on the move to a new team.

Flacco has been traded from the Baltimore Ravens to the Denver Broncos for a mid-round draft pick.

The 34-year-old quarterback was once a franchise star in Baltimore. He was drafted by the team out of the University of Delaware with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

After being drafted by Baltimore in 2008, he was named the team’s starting quarterback in the same season. He spent the better part of 11 seasons as the Ravens’ starting quarterback until losing his starting job to Lamar Jackson last season.

The highlight of his Ravens career was leading the team to the 2013 Super Bowl title. Flacco was named the Super Bowl MVP in the Ravens’ 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Flacco, now 34 years old, will wear a new uniform for the first time in the NFL career in this move to the Broncos.

Flacco is expected to take over for Case Keenum as Denver’s starting quarterback.

The Broncos hope that Flacco will revive an anemic offense and put Denver back into playoff contention.