Mike Francesa, who retired for something like 10 minutes before returning to WFAN, is giving the Joe Flacco trade the seal of approval.
I personally did not really “get” it, since Flacco is 34 years old and coming off a hip injury. His numbers have declined over the last three seasons, but the Broncos are giving a shot, sending Baltimore a 4th round pick for the former Super Bowl winner.
Mike Francesa LOVES the move John Elway made in acquiring Joe Flacco. Why does he love it? Because when Elway picks a quarterback, you should pay attention!
I keep telling you guys that Mike doesn't watch sports anymore. pic.twitter.com/fvKYlLQGBI
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) February 14, 2019
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I think Elway knows he can win with Flacco, and you know what? The people who.. for some reason the internet hates Flacco. Okay? But that’s a bunch of 16 year olds that don’t know anything about football. The bottom line is, the guy who just traded for him knows a little bit about playing quarterback in the NFL. He was okay at it, okay? I can tell those guys that never saw him play that he wasn’t okay at it, he was one of the all-time greats at it. When he wants to pick a quarterback, I pay attention. He knows what a quarterback looks like. Back after this.
This is true. John Elway does know a good quarterback when he sees one. He drafted Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian. He moved up to get Paxton Lynch in the first round. He also signed Case Keenum to a $36 million, two-year deal.
I’m like Mike Francesa. When John Elway wants to pick a quarterback, I pay attention.