Trace McSorley

Trace McSorley

Quarterback #9
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 202 lb.
College:Penn State
Age:25
Born:August 23, 1995
Drafted:2019 / Rd. 6 (197)
Draft Team:BAL

Trace McSorley: Inactive for Sunday

McSorley (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

Analysis: McSorley has yet to suit up for a game this season, as he's the clear No. 3 quarterback behind Lamar Jackson and Robert Griffin. He likely won't make an appearance unless Jackson or Griffin get hurt.

October 18, 2020 9:05 AM EST

Trace McSorley: Facing competition for No. 3 gig

McSorley will need to battle for a roster spot this summer, SI.com's Todd Karpovich reports.

Analysis: The 2019 sixth-round pick had a roster spot all last season as the No. 3 quarterback, but there's no guarantee the Ravens keep three signal-callers agains. Even if they do, it could be undrafted rookie Tyler Huntley who gets the nod over McSorley, depending on how both players perform during training camp and the preseason. On the other hand, McSorley could push Robert Griffin for the second spot on the depth chart.

July 6, 2020 8:57 AM EST

Trace McSorley: Minimal action as rookie

McSorley appeared in one game as a rookie, taking one carry for one yard.

Analysis: Veteran Robert Griffin was entrenched as the backup quarterback, leaving little room for McSorley to even be active most weeks. McSorley had a chance to see some action in the season finale against Pittsburgh when Lamar Jackson was inactive, but he only played one snap. With Robert Griffin under contract for another season, McSorley has his work cut out for him in terms of remaining on the 53-man roster, especially if Baltimore opts to carry just two quarterbacks.

January 23, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Trace McSorley: Could play in Week 17

Coach John Harbaugh said both Robert Griffin and McSorley could play in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: McSorley -- a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft -- has yet to make his regular-season NFL debut. However, the Ravens have locked up the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC, so likely MVP Lamar Jackson, among other top players, will get a week of rest. McSorley played four preseason games, completing 56.7 percent of passes for 533 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.

December 23, 2019 12:28 PM EST

Trace McSorley: Not playing Week 1

McSorley is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Dolphins.

Analysis: McSorley won't play a role in Baltimore's offense Week 1 with Robert Griffin set to serve as the top backup to Lamar Jackson. The rookie sixth-round pick impressed down the stretch in the preseason, but he lacks a clear path to rise above the QB3 gig.

September 8, 2019 8:55 AM EST

Trace McSorley: Solid in preseason finale

McSorley completed 15 of 27 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 20-7 preseason win over Washington. He added eight yards on two carries.

Analysis: McSorley continued his steady improvement throughout the preseason, completing his second consecutive game without a turnover all while making some big throws, including a 24-yard shot to Jaleel Scott to give Baltimore a second-quarter lead. His frenetic style makes him a nice option to develop as Lamar Jackson's backup, but, given Jackson's own inexperience, it would be foolish to look anywhere else outside of RG3 for the backup job. McSorley figures to be destined for the practice squad or, at best, QB3.

August 29, 2019 8:09 PM EST

Trace McSorley: Three total TDs in backup audition

McSorley completed 19 of 28 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns while adding six rushing yards and a touchdown on four carries in Thursday's 26-15 preseason win over the Eagles.

Analysis: McSorley played the whole game and put in a strong audition for the backup job behind Lamar Jackson with Robert Griffin sidelined by a thumb injury. The 2019 sixth-rounder led a trio of second-quarter touchdown drives, taking it himself from four yards out before finding Michael Floyd for a 28-yarder and finally hitting Jaleel Scott for a seven-yard score seven seconds before halftime. McSorley didn't use his legs much outside of the touchdown run, but his 30 rushing scores in 46 college games suggest that he has a sizable running element to his game.

August 22, 2019 8:17 PM EST

Trace McSorley: Filling in for injured RG3

McSorley is left as the No. 2 quarterback after Robert Griffin suffered a thumb injury, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With a recovery estimate of 4-to-8 weeks, Griffin is in danger of missing the regular-season opener. Baltimore is sure to sign a third healthy quarterback soon, but the new addition won't necessarily unseat the rookie sixth-round pick. McSorley completed 59.3 percent of his passes at Penn State, making up for it with a 77:25 TD:INT rate and 30 rushing touchdowns in 46 games. Greg Roman's run-heavy offense in Baltimore is the one NFL scheme McSorley might be able to handle as a rookie, though he'd still be a downgrade from starter Lamar Jackson.

July 28, 2019 4:26 PM EST

Trace McSorley: Getting work on special teams

McSorley has taken practice reps on special teams, including some as a punt returner, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick may be Baltimore's version of Taysom Hill rather than a competitor for Robert Griffin's backup quarterback job. That being said, McSorley ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash at 202 pounds, while Hill blazed 4.44 at 230 pounds back in 2017. The latter is a freak athlete by any standard, while the former merely is fast by the standards of a quarterback. It does make sense to develop McSorley as a long-term backup for Lamar Jackson, whose speed demands an offensive system much different from any other in the NFL. The Ravens likely will keep McSorley inactive on gamedays his rookie season, or perhaps even try to stash him on the practice squad or injured reserve. His best shot at a rookie-year impact is a small role on trick plays and some snaps on special teams.

June 23, 2019 1:49 PM EST

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