Trace McSorley is officially a Baltimore Raven.
On Saturday, the Ravens announced that they have signed McSorley to his four-year rookie contract. He becomes the fifth player of Baltimore’s 2019 draft class to sign his rookie contract, according to the team.
McSorley was selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 27 in Nashville. While the former Penn State star will compete for a role as the backup quarterback with the franchise, he could also carve out a spot on special teams or a situational offensive player.
“One of the things that I want to do here is just provide value for anything that the coaching staff needs me to do or Coach Harbaugh asks me,” McSorley told BaltimoreRavens.com. “Wherever I can fit in and help this team win games and be able to compete at the highest level, I think that’s kind of my mentality and that’s what I want to do. I’m definitely excited to try and see what else I can do out there and get on the field anywhere I can.”
McSorley was asked to participate in drills with positions outside quarterback at the NFL Combine earlier this year, primarily as a defensive back. Wanting to prove he’s an NFL quarterback, McSorley declined the offer.
But it sounds that McSorley is ready to help out the Ravens any way he can, even if it’s in a different role early in his career.