The Ravens need to try to keep McSorley.
Granted, the injury bug might rip through a position over the next few weeks, which would require the team to hang on to some depth until the starters return. And you never know if a trade could add or subtract players from different position groups, but, right now, as I’m typing this, the answer is pretty clear.
They need to hang on to McSorley. And as long as they are going to commit to an offense that wants its athletic quarterbacks to be athletic, the Ravens should probably always consider keeping three mobile quarterbacks at the ready. I know, I know. Pocket quarterbacks can get a knee taken out just as easy as one running, and the pocket quarterback is often not bracing for a blow the way a running quarterback has to, but, let’s be real.
Running at all increases the chance of turned or sprained ankles. The second-string quarterback, Griffin, has a pretty lengthy history of getting hit with injuries. And the AFC North looks to be extremely competitive at the top. The team can not be vulnerable to the point of having Sam Koch finish a game at quarterback or bringing in Jimmy Clausen off the street to start a game with three days prep.
We know that every season comes down to a few key plays or bad breaks. You can’t control everything, but the Ravens can control keeping three quarterbacks on the roster.
And that third quarterback is Trace McSorley.