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Could QB Joe Flacco Be on the Chopping Block for the Broncos This Offseason?

Numberfire.com has out a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.

For the Broncos the site has picked QB Joe Flacco as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Flacco getting cut.

Denver Broncos – QB Joe Flacco

Dead Cap Hit $13.6M, Cap Saving $10.05M

For the Denver Broncos to move on from Joe Flacco, it would require them to absorb a substantial dead cap charge. However, this is something that they may look to do anyway. They rank seventh in terms of effective cap space heading into 2020, with an estimated $61 Million at their disposal.

Flacco was not good for the Broncos before he suffered an injury that dragged him out of the lineup after eight games. He completed an acceptable 65.3% of his passes, a career-high, but this was due to his inability — or unwillingness — to send the ball downfield. He averaged 5.65 net yards per attempt, and a whopping (not) 3.7 completed air yards per pass attempt.

According to our metrics, Flacco was worse than his counting stats would suggest. Of the 34 quarterbacks with at least 200 dropbacks in 2019, Flacco’s -0.02 NEP per drop back was better than only three players. The dead money hit would be the same for the Broncos if they were able to trade Flacco. But it is hard to imagine any team, even a supposedly quarterback-needy one, beating the Broncos door down to acquire Flacco.

Video: Broncos Rally to Top Lions 27-17 to Move to 6-9

The Lions had an early lead but it wasn’t enough as the Broncos were able to rally back, sending the Lions to their 8th straight defeat 27-17.

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Video: 5-9 Broncos Host the 3-10-1 Lions in Week 16 Matchup in Denver

The Broncos are at home one last time Sunday as they will play host to the 3-10-1 Lions in a battle of AFC vs NFC.

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Broncos Starting CB Kareem Jackson Suspended Two Games

Broncos starting cornerback Kareem Jackson has been suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

His suspension stems from a DUI arrest from September, the Broncos said in a statement.

“Kareem Jackson was arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday, Sept. 19. He immediately informed our team of the incident, which we promptly reported to the NFL and thoroughly reviewed as an organization,” the organization said.

“There are high standards for the personal conduct of all members of our organization, and we have expressed our extreme disappointment to Kareem for his poor judgment. Under the NFL Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse, he has been suspended for the Broncos’ final two games of the 2019 season.”

The 31-year-old has started all 13 games this season for Denver, who will host the Lions on Sunday.

Video: Broncos Blown Away in the Snow in Kansas City 23-3

The Broncos were no match for the Chiefs on Sunday in the snow in Arrowhead, as they fell to the Chiefs for the second time in 2019, losing 23-3.

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Video: Broncos Look to Avoid a Sweep When They Play the Chiefs Sunday

The Broncos will be on the road in week 15 as they take on the AFC West champion Chiefs, a team that beat them in Denver earlier this season.

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Video: Broncos Build Huge Lead, Top the Texans in Houston 38-24

Broncos rookie QB Drew Lock threw for 309 yards and three scores as the Broncos built a big early lead to beat the Texans on the road 38-24.

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Video: Broncos Head to Houston to Take on Watson and the Texans in Week 14

The Broncos coming off their last play win over the Chargers, are back at it Sunday looking for their 5th win of 2019 as they will travel to Houston to play Deshaun Watson and the 8-4 Texans.

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