OWINGS MILL, Md.- General manager Ozzie Newsome decided to find insurance at quarterback in taking Ball State’s Keith Wenning in the sixth round. Many reports believed the team would look for a signal caller late in the draft, with Tyrod Taylor’s contract up after next season. The team is unlikely to retain the current second string quarterback and looked to the future in Wenning as Joe Flacco’s official clip board holder.
The former All-MAC player holds all sorts of records for his former University, including owning the top three single season marks for completions for the Cardinals. Ball State built its offense around Wenning slinging the ball down the field, with a strong arm and good accuracy. Though the level of competition in the MAC is underwhelming, inflating his statistics which include the all-time passing yards and passing touchdown record for his Alma Mater.
Wenning has a lot of experience, starting all games in his college career except two during his freshman year. He has a good understanding that he was picked to only backup Flacco stating, “not everybody gets the opportunity to play behind a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.”