The Ravens have taken drastic action by signing Ryan Mallett in wake of their emergency quarterback situation.
The Baltimore Ravens have decided to sign quarterback Ryan Mallett, who was released by the Houston Texans earlier in the season. The Ravens are in an emergency situation at quarterback since Joe Flacco suffered a season-ending torn ACL. Pro Football Talk confirmed the Ravens’ decision to sign the troubled quarterback.
Mallett was released by the Texans after an infamous incident that involved him missing a team flight and claiming that traffic prevented him from making it on time. Mallett had an opportunity to become the Texans’ starting quarterback, but his behavior and being outplayed by Brian Hoyer led to his demise. However, he will have a second chance to audition as a potential starter with the reeling Ravens.
The Ravens have already struggled with Matt Schaub at quarterback, but he is currently out with a concussion. Jimmy Clausen started for the Ravens in their blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but he predictably struggled and forced the Ravens to explore other options at quarterback. The Ravens have been unfortunate with injuries this season since running back Justin Forsett is also out for the season with a foot injury.
Mallett will have a challenge ahead of him since the Ravens will be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs, who have been one of the hottest teams in football with a seven-game winning streak and strong defense.
The Chiefs only allowed three points in their last game, which will not make things any easier even with the Seahawks out of the way.