QB John Beck, a second-round draft pick (No. 40 overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 2007 draft, has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore Sun is reporting.
Beck was released last week by the Dolphins just days after the team drafted West Virginia QB Pat White with the No. 44 pick in the NFL Draft.
Beck will be reunited with former Dolphins coach Cam Cameron in Baltimore, where Cameron is the offensive coordinator. Beck will compete with QBs Troy Smith, Todd Bouman and Drew Willy to back up starter Joe Flacco.
Beck talked to the Deseret News about the one-year deal and about picking the Ravens over the Jaguars, saying it was the best move for him.
- “I feel good about it because it gives me an opportunity to be with the Ravens for a season, challenge for a position, see where I end up and then make a choice if I want to stay or go somewhere else in a year. I think that makes sense and neither party is tied to a long-term situation.
- “But everything about going to the Ravens makes sense for me. The biggest thing is I’ve got people in the organization who know me and believe in me and will give me a chance to compete. That’s all you can ask for is a chance to compete. If you don’t have that chance, then it can get discouraging.”
Beck started four games and saw action in five games during the Dolphins’ 1-15 season in 2007, completing 60 of 107 passes for 559 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.