The Arizona Cardinals have signed quarterback Trace McSorley from the Ravens’ practice squad, ending the former Penn State standout time in Baltimore after two-plus seasons.
McSorley was not a protected practice squad player, meaning the quarterback-needed Cardinals could sign him to their 53-man roster. Colt McCoy has started for Arizona in the last three games while starter Kyler Murray has recovered from an ankle injury.
“Incredibly grateful for my time [Raven] And he gave me the opportunity to make my childhood dream come true,” McSorley wrote on Twitter on Monday. “I cherish all the relationships I have with teammates, coaches, staff and fans and wish them all the best for the rest of the season!
“That being said I couldn’t be more excited for this new opportunity [Cardinals], Be ready to go to work and take this train forward.”
McSorley was active on Sunday for the first time this season, but did not play in the Ravens’ 16-13 win over the Chicago Bears. He appeared in three games in his first two seasons, completing three of 10 passes for 90 yards and running six times for 18 yards.
A sixth-round NFL draft pick in 2019, McSorley built the Ravens’ 53-man roster as a rookie after an impressive preseason. But he never developed into as much of a special team contributor as the Ravens’ coaches had hoped he would be, and a preseason back injury put him out of the running to support Lamar Jackson this year.
The former Nittany Lions standout played 21 snaps in his Ravens career, except for one last season. With McSorley leaving, the Ravens will seek a practice squad replacement to strengthen the depth behind Jackson and backup Tyler Huntley.