Newly-signed wide receiver Mike Wallace did not mince words when explaining why he chose the Baltimore Ravens in free agency.
After setting career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns in one season with Minnesota, Wallace said he knew he wouldn’t return to the Vikings when free agency started. Instead, he wanted to find a team with the right quarterback situation.
“When this process started, I knew that I wasn’t going back to Minnesota,” Wallace said during his introduction to the Baltimore media.. “I was like, ‘I need a good quarterback.’ … I need a quarterback who I know is proven and can get things done.”
Wallace has not enjoyed the same success in his career since leaving the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger. He also expressed disappointment after leaving the Miami Dolphins, where he frequently failed to connect with Ryan Tannehill, and his yards per reception dropped from his Pittsburgh heights.
Since leaving the Steelers, Wallace has failed to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season, and has caught more than five touchdown passes only once.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has a career 84.7 passer rating. The Ravens signed Wallace to a two-year contract.