Report: Cardinals signing Trace McSorley off Ravens practice squad

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Arizona has its bye this week but the club is still bringing in another quarterback.

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cardinals are signing Trace McSorley off of the Ravens’ practice squad.

McSorley was elevated off Baltimore’s practice squad for Sunday’s game with Lamar Jackson out with an illness. Backup Tyler Huntley made his first career start in the 16-13 victory.

Pending Arizona’s corresponding roster move, McSorley becomes the fourth quarterback on the roster with Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy, and Chris Streveler. Murray has missed the last three games with an ankle injury and McCoy has started in his stead, compiling a 2-1 record. McSorley’s arrival could spell the end of Streveler’s time on the 53-man roster.

Murray is expected to return to game action in Week 13, when the Cardinals play the Bears.

The Ravens chose McSorley in the sixth round of the 2019 draft. He has appeared in three games, completing 3-of-10 career passes for 90 yards with a touchdown.

7 responses to “Report: Cardinals signing Trace McSorley off Ravens practice squad

  1. Good move by them … he’ll be a good addition and an emergency kinda guy … awesome at Penn State …

  2. looks small and fragile in the NFL game – he is a career 3rd QB on any roster and would not have been back with the Ravens next year, but best of luck to him

  3. It’s just to replace Streveler… who by all accounts was awful.

    You a normal offense with Streveler, he was a poor,poor man’s Taysom Hill

  4. The Cardinals three QB’s are now 5’-10”, 6’-0”, and 6’-1”. And they are the best team in the NFL. Breaks the stereotype a bit, doesn’t it?

  5. McSorely is an athlete that the Ravens did not fully take advantage of his skill set.
    He should have been tried as a receiver a la Julien Edleman. However, he might thrive in the right system as a back-up QB. Anytime a player gets poached off a practice squad, the poaching team should pay some type of compensation to the other team. The NFL should really reward teams that draft well and develop players. Clearly, being on an active 53 man roster is attractive to players on the practice squad. However, there’s got to be some type of compensation. Possibly a late round pick or a conditional draft choice? In order to foster an environment of parity, the NFL should consider some type of compensation.

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