Former Ravens great believes Joe Flacco should join the Jaguars
By David Levin
Former Batimore Ravens great Ed Reed thinks quarterback Joe Flacco should sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason.
Ed Reed had a distinguishing NFL career that led to a Hall of Fame vote this month. Now, he is speaking out for his former quarterback, Joe Flacco, to join the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason.
It might be the safest move the Jaguars could make. A deal by adding Flacco, should he be released in Baltimore or traded, could mean the organization has that bridge signal caller to a future franchise quarterback.
As Jason LaCanfora pointed out in January, it was believed both the team and quarterback had mutual interest. Whether the courting has ended or lost steam is not known. Reed is pushing for a relationship to begin with Flacco and the AFC South team.
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"“Flacco might be in Jacksonville, man, if he want to win another Super Bowl,” Reed said."
The Jaguars will look at all their options this offseason, including whether to keep veteran Blake Bortles on the roster, or release him, eating $16.5 million in dead cap space. The rumor for weeks has been a deal involving Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles, but a potential $20-million per year deal or more might put an end to that kind of speculation.
Other teams are rumored to be interested in Flacco, LaCanfora pointed out. The Dolphins and other teams may look at Foles for their own needs. The concensus is Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins will be the first quarterback selected in the NFL Draft in April, but I still have my own thoughts about this draft class and will discuss them in a story at a later date.
Yes, that’s called a tease.
Reed was very open about the fact he believes there are still many teams out there in the league who can use Flacco’s talents. He also added he did not think Flacco would be a backup in 2019.
"“He’s a starting quarterback in this league,” Reed added. “I don’t know if that’s what he wants. I don’t know if that’s what the team wants.”"
The Jaguars do seem like a logical fit, but how does he work in a new gameplan run by offensive coodinator John DiFilippo? And should the team sign him, will they provide more weapons to use in the passing game?
The organization must also look to fortify the offensive line that was decimated by injuries last season and surrendered 53 sacks.