John Beck, now a part of Baltimore Ravens

On May 2, 2009, QB John Beck signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Formerly played for the Miami Dolphins, Beck was selected as 40th pick overall in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Dolphins, out of Brigham Young University. John signed a four year contract with the Miami’s amounting to nearly $3.25 million, including incentives and guaranteed money totaling to $4.5 M, or a grand amount of $6.5 million for four years.

During his first training camp with the Miami’s, Beck was the team’s third-string quarterback, and on the 2007 season, he was assigned to play the role for Trent Green, a former Miami Dolphins’ QB, who was seriously injured during those times.

Under the hands of Miami’s Head Coach Cam Cameron during those times, Beck happened to serve his role in the team for the 2007 and 2008 seasons only, as he was released by the Dolphins last April 27, 2009. Now, as Beck signed a deal with the Baltimore Ravens last May 2, 2009, he is united for the second time with Cameron, which happens to be the current offensive coordinator of the Ravens.

But this wasn’t the first time that the Ravens had taken to consider about Beck being drafted by the team. Although, during the 2007 Draft, Baltimore’s passed up John and give way to QB Troy Smith of the Ohio State. Now that Beck and Smith belongs in the same team, these two quarterbacks are anticipated to contend as Joe Flacco’s backup.

According to Gen. Manager Ozzie Newsome of the Ravens, John Beck is a player that they have evaluated vigilantly since the 2007 draft. Newsome also added that Beck’s competitiveness is what really amazed them saying that they, the team, likes to bring in good athletes who love to compete, and that surely counts John Beck.