Redskins Were Interested in Joe Flacco Before Trade to Broncos

The Broncos agreed to acquire Joe Flacco from the Ravens for a 2019 fourth-round pick.
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The Redskins were interested in acquiring quarterback Joe Flacco before the Ravens agreed to trade him to the Broncos, according toSports Illustrated's Albert Breer.

Last week, it was reported that Denver has reached a deal with Baltimore that will send a 2019 fourth-round pick in exchange for Flacco.

Breer noted in The Monday Morning Quarterback that Washington's current quarterback situation is murky. Starter Alex Smith is recovering from a compound fracture in his right leg and is unlikely to be ready in time for the regular season so Baltimore's price point on Flacco was tempting.

"One team that was in on Flacco other than Denver: Washington," Breer wrote. "Given the price, both in the mid-round draft pick and a middling starting-quarterback contract, it makes sense, as Washington works through an uncertain future at the position."

Currently, Washington has Smith, Colt McCoy, Josh Johnson and Mark Sanchez listed on its official roster. Smith, 34, is due $15 million in base salary for the 2019 season.

Flacco, 34, is due $18.5 million in base salary next season. The former Super Bowl MVP will be owed $20.5 million and $24.35 million in each of the following two campaigns.