Trace McSorley

Arizona Cardinals
Quarterback #9
Arizona Cardinals
Quarterback #9

Trace McSorley News

Healthy scratch for Week 13

McSorley (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Analysis: With Kyler Murray (ankle) out, McSorley operated as Colt McCoy's backup during Week 11. However, now that the star quarterback is healthy, McSorley is the odd man.

Dec 5, 2021 9:23 AM EST

Officially signed by Arizona

McSorely was signed by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: As expected, McSorely will join the Cardinals after they signed him off of the Ravens' practice squad. He will now serve as the team's third option at quarterback behind Kyler Murray (ankle) and Colt McCoy.

Nov 23, 2021 2:16 PM EST

In line to join Cardinals

The Cardinals plan to sign McSorley off the Ravens' practice squad, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Ravens had elevated McSorley from their practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears to serve as the team's No. 2 QB, with Lamar Jackson (illness) inactive, but he's now slated to move on to Arizona, where he'll slot in as the Cardinals' No. 3 signal-caller behind Kyle Murray (ankle) and Colt McCoy.

Nov 22, 2021 2:40 PM EST

Bumped up from practice squad

McSorley was elevated from the Ravens' practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Bears, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Lamar Jackson (illness) was a late addition to the Ravens' injury report for Week 11, so McSorley will join the active roster Saturday. Even if Jackson is unable to play, McSorley should serve as a backup behind Tyler Huntley.

Nov 20, 2021 5:22 PM EST

Sticks with practice squad

The Ravens signed McSorley to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: McSorley showed well in limited preseason action, but him missing time due to a back injury ultimately resulted in Tyler Huntley securing the backup gig behind Lamar Jackson. The third-year pro will continue his development in Baltimore's system.

Sep 1, 2021 2:47 PM EST

Let go by Baltimore

McSorley was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Analysis: The Ravens will carry Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley on their active roster. McSorley, who is entering his third season in the league, could return via the practice squad.

Aug 31, 2021 1:22 PM EST

Back at practice

McSorley (back) returned to practice Monday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: The Penn State product seems to have recovered from his back injury and will be ready to go for his presumed role of backing up Lamar Jackson this season.

Aug 30, 2021 11:11 AM EST

Could be ready for Week 1

Coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that McSorley (back) may be available by Week 1, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.comreports.

Analysis: McSorley resumed throwing Thursday, which is a notable step in the right direction for his recovery. The third-year pro has already been ruled out for the remainder of the preseason, but when healthy he remains the favorite to operate as Lamar Jackson's backup.

Aug 26, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Out for rest of preseason

McSorley (back) will miss the rest of the preseason, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Coach John Harbaugh expects McSorley to miss a few weeks after he was bothered by back spasms in Saturday's preseason win over New Orleans. McSorley got the start with Lamar Jackson held out, completing 11 of 18 passes for 86 yards and an interception (plus four carries for 25 yards). The Ravens have been carrying only three quarterbacks for the past week, but they re-signed Kenji Bahar on Monday after learning that McSorley would miss some time. If healthy, McSorley remains the favorite to serve as Jackson's backup this season, though Tyler Huntley hopes to make a contest of it.

Aug 16, 2021 8:20 AM EST

Likely starting against Saints

McSorley is leading the first-team offense through warmups ahead of Saturday's preseason game against New Orleans, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: QB Lamar Jackson is in uniform but presumably won't play, allowing McSorley to lead a "first-team offense" that will be missing more than half the starters. Both McSorley and Tyler Huntley are sensible DFS plays, as the Ravens are down to two QBs if Jackson is just an observer Saturday night.

Aug 14, 2021 3:45 PM EST

In backup mix

General manager Eric DeCosta expects McSorley (knee) and Tyler Huntley to compete for the backup quarterback job this offseason, Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official site reports.

Analysis: "We think both [McSorley and Huntley] have a legitimate chance to compete for that backup position," DeCosta said. "It doesn't mean that we won't go after a veteran quarterback, but we think both those guys have pretty bright futures, and we see a good competition this year." McSorley saw action in two games for the Ravens in 2020, during both of which he provided the offense with a spark. He suffered a minor knee strain back in December but is expected to be ready for the tentative start of offseason activities.

Feb 12, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Could be ready for postseason

Coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that McSorley's knee sprain should take about three weeks of recovery, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: McSorley is apparently dealing with a minor knee sprain, but his IR placement will require him to miss the rest of the regular season. Meanwhile, Robert Griffin (thigh) is on track to return from IR for the Week 16 matchup against the Giants. Tyler Huntley is expected to be brought up from the practice squad to serve as Lamar Jackson's backup until Griffin returns.

Dec 16, 2020 4:12 PM EST

Lands on IR

McSorley (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Analysis: McSorley suffered a minor knee sprain in Monday's 47-42 win over the Browns, and he'll be required to sit out for the rest of the regular season. In the meantime, practice squad quarterback Tyler Huntley should serve as Lamar Jackson's backup until either McSorley or Robert Griffin (hamstring) is activated from IR.

Dec 15, 2020 1:33 PM EST

Deemed week-to-week

McSorley suffered a minor knee sprain during Sunday's 47-42 win over the Browns, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: McSorley went down awkwardly while trying to escape the pocket in the fourth quarter. There was some concern that he could miss significant time, but the second-year quarterback is simply week-to-week. With Robert Griffin (hamstring) already on IR, the Ravens may need to call up Tyler Huntley from the practice squad to serve as Lamar Jackson's backup.

Dec 15, 2020 12:57 PM EST

Set to undergo MRI

McSorley is believed to have suffered a knee sprain in Monday night's win over the Browns and will undergo an MRI to confirm, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: McSorley went down awkwardly trying to run for a first down Monday and was forced to leave the game. The belief is that McSorley's injury is not season-ending, but that won't be known for certain until the results of the MRI are revealed. Baltimore already has Robert Griffin (thigh) on injured reserve, so the team's depth behind Lamar Jackson would be in an untenable situation if McSorley is unavailable for even one game.

Dec 15, 2020 7:44 AM EST

Goes down with knee injury

McSorley left Monday's game against the Browns due to a knee injury, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: McSorley tried to take it himself for a first down late in the fourth quarter, but his knee appeared to buckle and he went down in pain. Luckily for the Ravens, Lamar Jackson trotted out of the locker room almost immediately after and was able to come back into the game.

Dec 14, 2020 8:26 PM EST

Set for backup duties

McSorley is active and should be Baltimore's No. 2 quarterback Tuesday against Dallas with Lamar Jackson (illness) active.

Analysis: McSorley saw his first game action of the season last week against the Steelers after Robert Griffin (hamstring) went down with injury, but Jackson has recovered from COVID-19 and appears ready to start Tuesday. McSorley is poised to be the Ravens' backup quarterback for at least the next three games with Griffin on injured reserve.

Dec 8, 2020 3:53 PM EST

Trending toward backup role

McSorley is expected to serve as the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback Tuesday against the Cowboys with Lamar Jackson (illness) in line to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: After testing positive for the coronavirus Thanksgiving Day and sitting out the Ravens' Week 12 loss to the Steelers while completing a 10-day quarantine, Jackson looks poised to return to Baltimore's team facility Sunday. Though Jackson will have to shake off some rust due to the missed time, he'll at least have the benefit of a practice session Sunday and a walk-through Monday, which should keep him sufficiently prepared to reclaim starting duties. McSorley came on late in the Week 12 loss to replace Robert Griffin (hamstring), and with the latter having since landed on injured reserve, the second-year quarterback from Penn State should serve as Jackson's top backup for at least the next three contests.

Dec 6, 2020 6:50 AM EST

Likely to start if Jackson can't

McSorley will be the Ravens' presumptive starter at quarterback Tuesday against the Cowboys if Lamar Jackson (illness) isn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to the contest, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: McSorley is currently the only quarterback on the Ravens' 53-man roster, as the team's Week 12 starter, Robert Griffin, was placed on injured reserve Friday after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday's 19-14 loss to the Steelers. The 2019 sixth-round pick came on in relief of the injured Griffin in the contest, completing two of six attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown while carrying three times for 16 yards. If Jackson continues to test negative for the coronavirus, he'll be eligible to rejoin the roster as soon as Sunday, but McSorley will stay prepared to start in the event Baltimore's top signal-caller can't clear the protocol. The Ravens would presumably promote Tyler Huntley from the practice squad to back up McSorley if Jackson remains out for Week 13.

Dec 4, 2020 3:32 PM EST

First career TD in loss

McSorley entered the Ravens' 19-14 loss to the Steelers on Wednesday in the fourth quarter and completed two of six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He also rushed three times for 16 yards.

Analysis: The second-year signal-caller had just been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, and he was pressed into action with Robert Griffin suffering from both ineffectiveness and a hamstring strain. McSorley ended up spearheading the most explosive offensive play of the afternoon for the Ravens, connecting with Marquise Brown for a 70-yard touchdown in which the latter did the bulk of the work with his run after the catch. The appearance was only the second of McSorley's season-plus as a pro, and with Griffin now ailing, the Penn State product could be in line to serve as the primary backup to Lamar Jackson in Tuesday's Week 13 battle against the Cowboys assuming the latter is cleared to return for that game.

Dec 2, 2020 4:01 PM EST

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