Trace McSorley Inks His Rookie Deal

By Michael Stanley on May 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

The Baltimore Ravens have officially signed their most important 2019 draft pick, inking quarterback Trace McSorley to a four-year rookie deal.

One of Penn State's six 2019 NFL Draft selections, McSorley is now the Ravens' fifth signee. He will compete for the back-up quarterback spot with Robert Griffin III.

The Ravens already have Lamar Jackson as their long-term solution at the quarterback, so McSorley could be used as their own Taysom Hill. With a 40-yard-dash in the 4.5-second range, McSorley should have no problem filling in that all-purpose role. Given his safety background in high school, he could even fill in special teams role.

Even with all of that, don't expect McSorley to let anyone tell him he's not a quarterback. He spent five years at Penn State proving to have more heart than arguably any other Nittany Lion and that won't change any time soon.