Broncos common supervisor John Elway has excessive expectations for Joe Flacco.
Denver, which acquired the veteran quarterback from the Ravens in mid-February, was reportedly contemplating taking a quarterback with its first decide within the 2019 NFL Draft. However, it finally traded again from No. 10 to No. 20 earlier than deciding on tight finish Noah Fant out of Iowa.
“Our consolation with Joe enabled us to move on a quarterback,” Elway instructed Internet Sports activities’ Peter King. “What made that call is, Joe is becoming rather well with what we need to do offensively, and he regarded nice in our minicamp final week.”
Flacco received Tremendous Bowl 47 with the Ravens however has been inconsistent lately. He threw for 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2017 earlier than beginning simply 9 video games final season. He was finally changed underneath middle in Baltimore by Lamar Jackson.
“He actually placed on a throwing exhibition final week in camp,” Elway stated. “I actually assume we have a man coming into his prime.”
The Broncos did find yourself taking Missouri quarterback Drew Lock within the second spherical at No. 42 total.
“Joe’s the starter,” Elway stated after the draft, through USA At the moment’s Broncos Wire. “After we have a look at it, we’re hoping Drew is the long run, however Joe is the starter, goes to be the starter and he’ll battle. … (Lock) goes to have time to sit down and watch Joe and take his time and study and proceed to get higher. We really feel we’re in state of affairs there.”
Lock stated he was excited to study from Flacco.
“Joe is a superb quarterback,” Lock stated. “Clearly, he is received plenty of soccer video games and received a Tremendous Bowl. I could not be extra excited to have the ability to go in there and study from a man like that. Simply to get underneath him and see what he is all about. … Simply be the very best teammate I might be proper off the bat.”
The Broncos completed 2018 with a 6-10 file and missed the playoffs for a 3rd straight season. They fired former coach Vance Joseph in late December and employed Vic Fangio to exchange him.