Mallett has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Ravens. Following a competent showing late in the 2015 season, Mallett attempted just six passes in 2016 while serving as the No. 2 quarterback. He figures to reprise his role as Joe Flacco's backup, though it's possible the Ravens could bring in some competition for the job.
Mallett will re-sign with the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. The big-armed quarterback will return to Baltimore behind starter Joe Flacco on the depth chart, though the exact terms of the deal have yet to be officially disclosed. While he won't receive significant playing time under center unless Flacco suffers an injury, he will provide the Ravens with some experience at the backup quarterback position.
Mallett completed 3-of-6 passes for 26 yards and one interception across four appearances in 2016. With Joe Flacco staying healthy for the 2016 campaign, Mallett rarely saw any playing time this season. His longest appearance lasted 13 snaps in Week 13 during a blowout win over the Dolphins, but he only attempted three passes in that outing. Mallett is set to hit free agency this offseason, but the Ravens could retain him in order to keep a backup with some starting experience on the roster behind Flacco.
Mallett completed six of eight passes for 47 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts. Joe Flacco (knee) was held out for a second straight week, allowing Mallett to play the first three drives of Saturday's game. No. 3 quarterback Josh Johnson was also reasonably effective, completing 11 of 16 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, with five carries for another 40 yards. Regardless, there's been no indication that Mallett is in danger of losing the No. 2 quarterback job.
Mallett's play was erratic during the offseason program, The Baltimore Sun reports. Mallett joined the Ravens in December and ended up starting the final two games, with his performance decent enough to make him the clear favorite for the backup job this season. Despite his reported struggles during OTAs and minicamp, the former third-round selection (2011) remains a heavy favorite to serve as Joe Flacco's top backup, as the Ravens didn't put much effort into finding competition. Jerrod Johnson and Josh Johnson will also get some reps during training camp.
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