Joe Flacco trade: Twitter reacts to Broncos, John Elway over reported trade with Ravens
The early feedback is in, and it's not exactly supportive of Denver's big move
A year after giving more than $35 million to Case Keenum as a veteran answer at quarterback, John Elway and the Denver Broncos have for ... another veteran answer at quarterback who may or may not be better than Keenum.
Seconds after ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the news, which cannot become official until free agency begins March 13, NFL fans sounded off on social media regarding the trade. And it's safe to say most people, especially Kansas City Chiefs fans who will now get to root against Flacco at least twice a year, found the move comical.
While Flacco represents a big-name addition to Denver's quarterback room, he's also fresh off a season in which he was benched for rookie Lamar Jackson -- and a career, outside of a 2012 Super Bowl run, that's rarely looked better than, say, that of Keenum. It's probably why Twitter didn't hesitate to poke fun at Elway's "blockbuster" acquisition:
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