ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have acquired quarterback Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for their fourth-round selection (113th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft, President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway announced on Wednesday.
Flacco (6-6, 245 pounds) is a 12th-year player who started 163 regular-season games and 15 playoff contests during his first 11 seasons with Baltimore. The MVP of Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco was selected by the Ravens with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft from the University of Delaware.
Starting every game in 9-of-11 NFL seasons, Flacco has completed 3,499-of-5,670 passes (61.7%) for 38,245 yards with 212 touchdowns and 136 interceptions (84.1 rtg.) to go along with 811 yards and 16 touchdowns on 345 rushing attempts. His career postseason totals include 3,223 yards with 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 253-of-447 (56.6%) passing (88.6 rtg.).
Including playoffs, Flacco has tied for the fifth-most wins (106-72) of any starting quarterback in the NFL during his 11-year career. During that time, Baltimore committed the sixth-fewest turnovers (240) in the NFL while capturing three AFC North Division titles.
Flacco, who owns a 10-5 career postseason record, has won at least one playoff game in each of the six years he led the Ravens to the postseason (2008-12, ’14). Seven of his postseason wins have come on the road—two more than any other quarterback in NFL history.
His postseason success includes a masterful performance during Baltimore’s 2012 Super Bowl season in which he completed 73-of-126 passes (57.9%) for 1,140 yards (117.2 rtg.) in four playoff games. He threw for 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana as the only players to achieve that touchdown-interception ratio in a single postseason.
Flacco was named Super Bowl XLVII MVP in Baltimore’s 34-31 victory against the San Francisco 49ers after completing 22-of-33 passes (66.6%) for 287 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions (124.2 rtg.).
In 2018, Flacco was having one of the most productive seasons of his career before injuring his hip in Week 9. He finished the year completing 232-of-379 passes (61.2%) for 2,465 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions (84.2 rtg.). His 2,465 passing yards were the second most in his career through nine games.
Flacco’s best statistical season came in 2014 as he set career highs with 27 touchdowns and a 91.0 quarterback rating (344-554, 3,986 yds., 12 INT). In 2016, he completed a career-best 64.9 percent of his passes (436-of-672, 20 TD, 15 INT) and topped the 4,000-yard mark (4,317) for the first time.
Flacco played two seasons at Delaware after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh. In just 26 starts for the Blue Hens, he set 20 school records, including career marks for attempts (938), completions (595) and passing yards per game (271.0). He was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2007 after leading Delaware to an FCS National Championship Game appearance.
A graduate of Audubon (N.J.) High School, Flacco was born on Jan. 16, 1985, in Voorhees, N.J.