Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is excited to work with new teammate Mike Wallace, according to what he told reporters at former teammate Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game.
“I plan on him having a huge impact,” Flacco said, via the Ravens’ official website. “I think he’s a talented guy. He can run, he can catch, he can do a lot of things. I’m planning on him coming in here and having a big impact on our football team and helping us win a lot of games.”
Wallace was signed to a two-year, $11.5 million deal in free agency this year after an underwhelming 2015 season with the Minnesota Vikings in which he had just 39 catches for 473 yards and two scores. Prior to that, he had spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins after making his bones as a deep threat for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
And now the soon-to-be 30-year-old Wallace is in a position to revitalize his career in Baltimore while playing for coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Marc Trestman, whose vertical offense could be a godsend for the former Ole Miss Rebel.
That said, though Wallace hasn’t played a down for the Ravens yet, the fact that Joe Flacco is so optimistic is a telling sign.
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