Broncos Won’t bench Joe Flacco

Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco has really struggled this season and last Thursday they lost 30-6 against the Kansas City Chiefs and the offense looked lost in a poor performance.

The results this season prove that at least for now Joe Flacco is not the answer at quarterback for the Broncos. As of this writing the team is 2-5, including 1-3 at home and you can add Flacco’s name to the list of signal-callers that have not been able to step up in Denver since Peyton Manning’s retirement after winning Super Bowl 50 in 2016 . Even with all these evidences against him, it has been reported that Flacco won’t lose his starting spot.

According to Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Broncos writer for The Athletic, head coach Vic Fangio is considering some changes for the offense, like he says does each week, but Flacco will still start.

Joe Flacco’s 86.3 passer rating this season is disappointing and while he did complete 21 of 34 passes for 213 yards against the Chiefs, his highest tally in his last three games, he had three fumbles (one lost that led to a defensive touchdown). Flacco has just one touchdown and two interceptions in his last three contests but the team’s solid defensive play helped them go 2-1.

The Broncos finished with just 284 total yards against a Chiefs defense that has not been solid all season long, which tells you all you need to know about this Denver offense.

Flacco’s role with the Broncos once they traded for him was to be a bridge for rookie quarterback Drew Lock, who began the season on injured reserve because of a sprain on his throwing hand but is now eligible to practice and can start playing in Week 9.

Right now Fangio is standing behind Flacco but will that still be the case if things don’t improve soon? There’s a reason why the Broncos drafted Lock this year but making him the starter so soon is not ideal, he won’t be ready so you can understand why the team wants to go with Flacco for as long as possible.

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