Ravens figure to attack down field with McNair

The Ravens' acquisition of QB Steve McNair would not only give Baltimore a reliable starter but his presence also helps Kyle Boller.

Originally Published: June 7, 2006
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
The Ravens' trade of Steve McNair benefits Baltimore in multiple ways.

The most obvious benefit is that McNair represents a significant upgrade over Kyle Boller, though surprisingly, McNair's 2005 metrics weren't much better than Boller's. McNair averaged 6.9 yards per catchable attempt last season, while Boller averaged 6.8.