Joe Flacco expects Mike Wallace to have a "huge impact"
Citing the "need" to play with a "good quarterback," Wallace is certainly a better fit in an offense with a strong-armed quarterback like Joe Flacco.
Flacco recently talked up Wallace at Torrey Smith's charity basketball game on Saturday.
“I plan on him having a huge impact,” Flacco said (via the team's 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 had two 1,000-yard seasons during his four seasons with Pittsburgh, but he has now finished with less than 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. In addition, he set or tied career lows across the board in Minnesota last season with 39 receptions for 473 yards and two touchdowns.
Not only did Joe Flacco's season end prematurely due to a torn ACL, but first-round rookie Breshad Perriman missed the entire season, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett both missed more than half of the year.
The Ravens go into 2016 with the additions of Wallace and tight end Ben Watson, Smith postponed his retirement by a year and Perriman will be healthy as well. Perriman was one of the best deep threats in the 2015 wide receiver prospect class.
Wallace should certainly bounce back some from his career-worst 2015 season, but it's unlikely that he approaches the 1,000-plus yards he had playing with Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010 and 2011.