On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens signed former Blue Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler to their practice squad. The announcement came a few days after his release from the Arizona Cardinals, a team he’d been with since last year.
The Cardinals replaced Streveler with Trace McSorley, who was ironically on the Ravens’ practice squad beforehand. It turned out to be a swap of third-string quarterbacks, and Streveler is even wearing McSorley’s old #7 jersey. Given how much the Ravens like dual-threat signal-callers, it’s a near perfect landing spot for the former Grey Cup Champion.
The Ravens have a run-heavy offense, headlined by Lamar Jackson. The former Louisville product was taken 32nd overall in 2018, quickly becoming one of the league’s best talents. He took home the MVP in 2019, after setting the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in one season (1,206). Even Jackson’s backup, Tyler Huntley, has just as big of an impact on the ground as he does through the air. Huntley recently got his first start in place of Jackson, pulling off a last-second win over the Chicago Bears.
Many will remember Streveler’s 2019 season with Winnipeg, when he was tied for most rushing touchdowns in the CFL (12). Additionally, he averaged 5.7 yards per carry, a stat that most running backs find hard to reach. Although one could argue that Streveler has some work to do in the passing game, that same argument was made for Jackson through his first few NFL seasons.
Streveler is likely staying off the active roster until he’s got some practices under his belt, and perhaps Baltimore will be able to give him a larger role in the offense. The Taysom Hill comparisons are yet to live up to expectation, but with a new team that fits his style, Streveler is in a good place to succeed.
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