Mallett appeared in just two games in 2017, completing nine of 16 passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns.
The two times Mallett was called upon were in extraordinary circumstances: The first came when Baltimore was trailing by a significant margin in a loss to the Jaguars, and the second occurred when starter Joe Flacco was knocked out of Baltimore's win over Miami. He looked competent against the Jaguars, but the garbage time wrinkle makes it tough to extrapolate much from that performance. His role after taking over for Flacco against the Dolphins was primarily to hand off the ball with the Ravens in run-out-the-clock mode. Looking ahead, Mallett is set to hit free agency this offseason and it's unclear whether Baltimore is interested in bringing him back or going in another direction at the backup quarterback spot. It's worth noting that the Ravens could get out of their deal with Flacco after the 2019 season, which opens the possibility of the team spending a draft pick on a developmental signal caller for the future instead of bringing back a pricier veteran such as Mallett. In any case, Mallett's outlook for 2018 will be inking a deal as a backup.
Mallett (illness) is active Sunday against the Browns.
Mallet missed practice Friday, but he'll take an active status into Week 15, assuming his regular role as the primary backup to Joe Flacco.
Mallett is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns due to an undisclosed illness.
Mallett was added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant. The 29-year-old seems more likely to play than not Sunday, especially since the Ravens don't have a third quarterback on the 53-man roster. The team is likely to bring up Josh Woodrum from the practice squad to serve as Joe Flacco's backup if Mallett is trending in the wrong direction over the weekend.
Mallett, who came into the game in relief of Joe Flacco (concussion), completed three of seven passes for 20 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 40-0 win over the Dolphins. He also netted minus-3 yards on four carries and fumbled once.
Mallett didn't have to do a whole lot after taking over for Flacco with 2:50 remaining in the second quarter and the ball on the Dolphins' 5-yard line. He did cap off that possession with a two-yard scoring strike to Benjamin Watson, but he threw just six more passes on the evening. Meanwhile, tailbacks Alex Collins and Javorius Allen combined for 168 rushing yards, while C.J. Mosley and Jimmy Smith both notched pick-sixes off Matt Moore, taking all the pressure off Mallett to be anything more than a game manager. However, the 29-year-old could find himself with a lot more on his shoulders if Flacco is unable to suit up in Week 9 against the Titans.
Mallett played the entire first half of Thursday's preseason opener against Washington, completing nine of 18 passes for 58 yards.
The Ravens still jumped out to a 13-0 lead at halftime, thanks to a dominant performance from their own defense combined with some untimely penalties by the opposing defense. Mallett's poor showing will only add to the whispers that Baltimore is interested in acquiring a better backup, even though the team hopes Joe Flacco (back) will be ready at some point this preseason.
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