Jackson struggled in that game and many Ravens fans were wondering why head coach John Harbaugh didn't re-insert Flacco as the starter in the second half. That adds more financial obligation to the position, and a short-term bottleneck that would likely prevent the rookie from gaining meaningful reps in game situations.
Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco could be donning a Broncos jersey next season. Keenum, who turns 31 on Sunday, completed 62.3% of his passes for 3,890 yards, with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. And the Niners, who own the No. 2 overall pick, could easily be eyeing a possible trade down in what is turning out to be a thin class at the position.
Last April, the Ravens drafted Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson with their first-round pick.
The trade will not be made official until March 13, according to Schefter. The Broncos signed Case Keenum as a free agent last offseason but apparently are prepared to move on from him as the starter and hand the job to Flacco. The Broncos can try to trade Keenum, but with a $21 million total cap number and $7 million in guarantees for the upcoming season, that might make it hard to find trade partners. Also, the salary-cap savings if Keenum is released ($11 million) and the "dead money" hit - salary-cap charge for a player no longer on the roster - of $10 million are roughly the same.
Flacco has a 10-5 career postseason record.
Flacco has been remarkably consistent over his career in terms of PFF grading with no grade lower than 65.2 and no higher than 78.5 since being drafted before the 2008 season.
How much of an upgrade will Flacco be over Keenum for the Broncos? In his last four seasons as starter he went 24-27 after a 72-40 mark in his first seven.