A new era kicks off in Baltimore, Md., Sunday when Lamar Jackson leads the Ravens as QB1 with Super Bowl champion Joe Flacco as the healthy backup.
Now that the "who's going to be the team's starter?" question is answered, for now, the next big question is what does Flacco's future hold?
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Ravens are expected to move on from Flacco in the offseason.
This news shouldn't come as that much of a surprise. Even before Jackson took over the reins, questions on whether or not Flacco would be with the team in 2019 were being tossed around. Flacco is set to make $18.5 million next year and the team would incur $16 million of dead money moving on from him.
When asked on whether or not he's contemplated his future now that he's their No. 2 QB, Flacco had this to say,
“There’s plenty of time for that. Obviously, I think it’s only natural for people to talk to you about that and all that stuff. There’s plenty of time for that. There are plenty of months in the NFL offseason to think about what it’s going to mean and all that. But for now, like I said, I’m excited about what I can do and how I can help this group out.”
A lot could change for Flacco over the next three weeks as the Ravens chase January football.
Rapoport is also reporting that trading Flacco to a team of his choice is a possibility after leading the team for 11 seasons and a Super Bowl win. Whether his future is in Baltimore or not, plenty of NFL team's would kill to have a veteran quarterback of his caliber.
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