Quarterback Joe Flacco has passed his physical with the Denver Broncos, Sports Illustrated reported Monday. That means Denver's trade for Flacco, who has spent his entire 11-year career with Baltimore, can be completed when the new league year starts on March 13.
Denver is set to send a fourth-round draft pick to Baltimore. Flacco, 34, was the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and was the Ravens' starter from 2008 until a hip injury he suffered last season. Rookie first-round pick Lamar Jackson took over for Flacco in Week 9 and didn't relinquish the starting role.
In his career, Flacco has completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 38,245 yards and 212 touchdowns. A Delaware product, he was the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. In March 2016, he signed a three-year, $66.4 million contract extension that runs through the 2021 season. That will need to be re-worked, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Ravens must carry Flacco's $26.5 million cap hit until June 1, per the NFL Network.
--Field Level Media