2015 Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart Projections: Quarterback


Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) looks on prior to the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback is one position that the Ravens thankfully don’t have to worry much about.  While a pretty large handful of other NFL teams spent countless draft picks playing the game of QB crapshoot, Joe Flacco is entrenched as a starter.  And a pretty darn good one at that.  The Ravens are also blessed in that Flacco is a tough guy who has been very durable to this point in his career.

Decent, starting caliber quarterbacks have become so rare in today’s NFL that the days of teams having great backups are pretty much gone.  But that doesn’t mean that teams shouldn’t always be looking to upgrade, especially with the overall lack of talent available.  We’ve seen all too often what happens when a team’s lack of a backup plan tanks their title hopes.

The Ravens let last year’s number two, Tyrod Taylor, walk in free agency and sign with the Bills.  They used a sixth round draft pick last year on Keith Wenning, who spent much of 2014 on the practice squad. In free agency, they signed Matt Schaub, who failed to beat out Derek Carr in camp with the Raiders last season. They also signed Byrn Renner, who spent some time with the Broncos last offseason.

Despite Schaub’s sharp regression since his glory days in Houston, the Ravens guaranteed $2 million of his contract, so he isn’t going anywhere.  It’s a pretty safe bet that the team will roll with two quarterbacks on their active roster once again, as they normally do.  That means that Wenning and Renner are essentially battling it out to be the practice squad quarterback.

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While the Ravens are typically loathe to give up on their own draft picks, they don’t seem to be too high on Wenning.  It’s entirely conceivable that he could fall out of favor and get beaten in camp.  But Renner hasn’t exactly impressed anyone yet either after spending the 2014 season at home and watching the NFL like the rest of us.

So barring injury, the 2015 Baltimore Ravens depth chart at quarterback will look like this.

1. Joe Flacco

2. Matt Schaub

Let the battle for the practice squad begin!

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