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Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

Date of Birth:  08/23/1995
Age:  26
Height  6'0"
Weight:   202
College:  Penn State
Drafted:  2019 | Round 6 | Pick 197
Depth Chart:  3rd string

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB


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Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

The Cardinals are signing Trace McSorley.

After two-plus years in Baltimore, McSorley is being added to Arizona's active roster off the Ravens practice squad. The Cardinals are expected to get Kyler Murray healthy for Week 13 after this week's bye, and Colt McCoy has played well in a few starts, but Arizona must be high on McSorley to add him to the active roster. We are high on McSorley's ability, too, and he did a nice job when called upon for the Ravens; the Cardinals offense might be a better fit for him long-term given that the Ravens had Tyler Huntley backing up Lamar Jackson as someone with a similar skillset to the starter.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

The Ravens waived Trace McSorley.

We thought McSorley would be a lock to make the Ravens roster, but the team is going with two quarterbacks for now, and Tyler Huntley played so well during the preseason that he had to be kept on the roster. Also, McSorley dealt with injury this summer, which didn't help. Baltimore would like to get McSorley on the practice squad, but we'd be surprised if other teams are not interested in the Penn State product.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

Trace McSorley (back) will be out a few weeks.

This means McSorley won't see any more action this preseason. However, McSorley should certainly have a firm spot on the Ravens roster and will hopefully get healthy and return to the field soon.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

Trace McSorley (knee) has been placed on injured reserve.

Fortunately, it was recently reported that McSorley isn't dealing with a serious tear, but the injury is still significant enough to knock him out for the remainder of the regular season. For now, Tyler Huntley will be the likely No. 2 quarterback behind Lamar Jackson.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

Trace McSorley (knee) is week-to-week, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

McSorley went down last night in relief of Lamar Jackson, but fortunately he's not dealing with a long-term injury. The Ravens are already down Robert Griffin III (hamstring), so Jackson is expected to have a new backup for at least this week against the Jaguars.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

Trace McSorley suffers apparent left knee injury.

McSorley was doing a very nice job of leading the Ravens offense down the field with Lamar Jackson (cramps) in the locker room late in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately he appeared to have his left leg get caught on the field and twist awkwardly. He immediately grabbed at the knee, so hopefully this isn’t as bad as it looks.

Trace McSorley | Cardinals QB

The Ravens have selected Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

McSorley might be the most underrated player from this year’s draft class, as he’s the winningest quarterback in Penn State history and holds program records for passing yards (9,899) and passing touchdowns (77). McSorley was excellent in his sophomore and junior seasons with the Nittany Lions, leading the team to the Rose Bowl (and epic 52-49 loss to USC) and Fiesta Bowl (a win over Washington) while playing with future NFLers like Saquon Barkley, Chris Godwin, DaeSean Hamilton, and Mike Gesicki. Last season, McSorley battled injury and the team around him was not as good as the previous two years which probably led to a drop in his draft stock (along with his size at around six-foot). There’s been talk about McSorley playing safety, but he can make every throw and has shown he’s a winner, so we wouldn’t count him out working his way into a starting role like Dak Prescott did with the Cowboys a few years ago—though that'll be tough to do if Lamar Jackson remains healthy and plays well. Long-term, McSorley could be one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league if and when the Ravens part ways with current backup Robert Griffin III. McSorley doesn’t need to be owned in fantasy leagues right now.