5 things Baltimore Ravens got right with 53 man roster
1. Keeping three quarterbacks
The Ravens had to keep three quarterbacks. Robert Griffin III looked like a viable backup quarterback and was the pleasant surprise of the preseason. Lamar Jackson improved in a big way over the course of the exhibition games, but he doesn’t look ready to take it to defenses in the regular season. The Ravens had an easy choice to keep three quarterbacks, even though they probably only wanted to spend two spots at the position.
Keeping Griffin III keeps pressure off the Ravens. Having two quarterbacks behind Flacco, puts less focus on Lamar Jackson. The Ravens have an excuse to be patient with Jackson, and they don’t have to put their quarterback of the future in a bad spot. Jackson is exciting, but he showed that he was a work in progress in August.
Griffin III gives the Ravens the best chance to win, if Flacco misses any of the action. He also is a great mentor for Jackson. Keeping three quarterbacks is costly, but the roster math broke down okay. John Harbaugh and company, keep a good situation at the quarterback position, by keeping Griffin III on the 53 man roster.