The Arizona Cardinals signed quarterback Trace McSorley of the Ravens’ training team, ending the former PA standout in Baltimore after more than two seasons.
McSorley was not a protected player on the training team, which meant that Cardinals in need of defenders could sign him on their 53-man roster. Colt McCoy has started his last three games for Arizona, while starter Kyler Murray is recovering from an ankle injury.
“Incredibly grateful for the time spent [Raven] and the opportunity they gave me to realize my childhood dream, ”McSorley tweeted on Monday. “I cherish all the relationships I have with my teammates, coaches, staff and fans and wish them all the best for the rest of the season!
“At the same time, I am very pleased with this new opportunity with [Cardinals]… I am ready to start work and continue the movement of this train. ”
McSorley was activated on Sunday for the first time this season, but did not play in the Ravens’ 16-13 win over the Chicago Bears. He played three games in his first two seasons, completing three of his 10 assists at 90 yards and hitting 18 yards six times.
McSorley, selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, made the 53-man Ravens rookie after an impressive pre-season. But he never turned into the special team member the Ravens coaches hoped, and with a pre-season back injury he knocked him out of the race to support Lamar Jackson this year.
The former Nittany Lions standout has played 21 shots in his career at The Ravens, with all but one coming in last season. With McSorley gone, the Ravens will be looking for a replacement training squad to solidify the depth behind Jackson and backup Tyler Huntley.