Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco could be on the move next season as the team commits to Lamar Jackson as their starter. Though plenty of teams will surely be in the market for a quarterback of Flacco’s caliber and experience, one team has emerged as a potential trade partner with the Ravens.
According to NFL insider Jason La Canfora, the Jacksonville Jaguars have “held internal conversations” about a potential trade for Flacco.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have identified Joe Flacco as one of their primary quarterback options for 2019, according to league sources, and have held internal conversations about a possible trade. Flacco, 33, who will not be back with the Ravens in 2019, is open to the possibility, sources said.
The Jaguars are coming off a first-to-worst campaign, finishing 5-11 and fourth place in the AFC South in 2018 after winning the division title and making the AFC Championship Game the year before.
Quarterback Blake Bortles appeared to regress with his lowest passing yards per game average since his rookie season.
Despite the down year, the team opted to keep head coach Doug Marrone, and top executive Tom Coughlin for the 2019 season.
Flacco started nine games in 2019, going 4-5 before suffering an injury and being replaced by the rookie Lamar Jackson. He recovered from the injury towards the end of the season, but Jackson had played so well that Ravens coach John Harbaugh opted to move forward with Jackson instead of Flacco.