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Odds Say Joe Flacco Will Play for Jaguars or Redskins in 2019

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Dec 19, 2018 · 2:30 PM PST

Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens QB coming to the sideline
In spite of being healthy, Joe Flacco served as the backup to Lamar Jackson in Week 15. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License]
  • Joe Flacco’s days with the Baltimore Ravens are coming to an end
  • Sportsbooks are offering a prop bet on Flacco’s destination for the 2019 NFL season
  • Washington and Jacksonville are the favored choices

Joe Flacco’s days as a Baltimore Raven are done. Lamar Jackson is the future at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens and as the Ravens drive for a playoff spot, that future is now.

Sportsbooks are already out with a prop bet speculating on where Flacco might be headed next season.

Odds Where Joe Flacco Plays Week 1 of 2019 Season?

Team Odds on Where Joe Flacco Will Play For Week 1 of 2019 NFL Season
Washington Redskins +220
Jacksonville Jaguars +240
Miami Dolphins +400
Oakland Raiders +400
New York Giants +550
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +600

*Odds taken 12/19

Flacco started 154 of 160 games at quarterback for the Ravens from 2008-17.

Flacco Is Just An Average Joe

Flacco did lead the Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 47. No, he isn’t the worst quarterback to win a Super Bowl, but he’d be on the ballot.

He’s never finished better than seventh in passing yardage in a single season and never higher than 10th in touchdown passes. His best finish in passer rating is ninth overall.

It’s Washington, By George

The most logical landing place for Flacco, for a variety of reasons, is with the Redskins.

Washington QB Alex Smith underwent several surgeries on his broken right leg. He’s expected to need 6-8 months to recover.

Flacco is the ideal guy to keep things warm under center until Smith gets back to 100%, especially if they are certain that Smith is coming back, because they inked him to a four-year, $94 million contract  extension in March.

Like Smith, Flacco is a game manager type of quarterback.

You need to surround him with a dynamic running game, a solid offensive line, because he’s not the most elusive guy back there, and couple him with a stout defense.

Washington sits in the middle of the pack in these categories – 17th in rushing, 15th in defense and 19th in sacks allowed. But can the Redskins afford Flacco?

The Giants have a terrible line, Oakland has committed to Derek Carr, and Jacksonville has no cap space.

For starters, Is Flacco Starting?

Sportsbooks are also out with a prop bet on whether Flacco will begin next season as a starting quarterback, and if Washington is indeed his destination, there’s no doubt he would be the guy, considering Smith’s current status.

Odds Flacco Starts Week 1 Of 2019 Season

Will Joe Flacco Be The Starting QB For A Team In Week 1 Of The 2019 NFL Regular Season? Odds
Yes -400
No +250

A wildcard in the scenario could be the future of Ravens coach John Harbaugh. If Baltimore opts to part ways with Harbaugh, Flacco could follow him to his new landing spot.

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