Who won the Ravens-Broncos trade? | The Tylt
The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly shipping Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos for a mid-round draft pick, marking one of the first trades of the NFL offseason. Some feel the Ravens won the trade by gaining $18.5 million worth of cap space for free agency and a decent draft pick. Others think the Broncos got the better end of the deal by acquiring a Super Bowl-winning quarterback who can guide the team to playoffs. What do you think? 🏈
Who won the Ravens-Broncos trade?
The Baltimore Ravens already had plenty of cap space to work with this offseason. Now, they have even more after unloading the $18.5 million in cap space that Flacco's contract would have commanded.
Flacco's time with the team was over before the season ended. When he was replaced midseason by Lamar Jackson, his big contract was going to be an albatross sitting on the bench. Getting a mid-round draft pick is only going to help the team transform to fit Jackson and his style of play.
The Ravens came out on top in this trade.
Joe Flacco is 10-5 in the playoffs, a Super Bowl winner and a Super Bowl MVP. The Denver Broncos only had to give up a mid-round pick for that resume. That is a win.
The Broncos have been struggling to find the answer at the quarterback position since Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset in 2016. Trevor Siemian was a bust, Paxton Lynch never panned out, Brock Osweiler didn't do anything in his return and Case Keenum couldn't get the job done. Getting an accomplished quarterback like Flacco is a steal for Denver.
The Broncos won this trade.