5 Baltimore Ravens on the outside looking in for 2020
The Baltimore Ravens have a pretty deep quarterback room entering 2020; something the franchise isn’t used to having. The reigning MVP, Lamar Jackson, headlines the team and the position with a quality backup in Robert Griffin III behind him. After those two, it will be an interesting battle for the third spot… if there even is such a thing.
Right now, Trace McSorley is the man favored to earn this spot on the roster. McSorley earned his place with the team after a terrific 2019 preseason that saw the rookie throw for 533-yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions. He’ll need to once again have a strong offseason to get Baltimore to even consider rostering a third quarterback once again in 2020. It doesn’t help he’ll have to compete with Tyler Huntley, an undrafted free agent from Utah that looks to be an intriguing player to monitor this offseason.
The outlook is bleak on McSorley to once again make the final 53-man roster in 2020 considering how many talented players the team currently employs. It’ll take an elite offseason to make it this year.
Anthony Averett’s fate with the Ravens may already be sealed. Tavon Young is returning from injury in 2020 and is the undisputed starting slot cornerback pending his health. The Ravens also have a loaded top-three combination of Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters, and Jimmy Smith. Those four alone have already left Averett fighting for the fifth spot on the team with guys like Iman Marshall and Terrell Bonds.
Marshall missed the majority of his rookie season to injury while Bonds is more a special teams guy than anything else. Averett has more experience than either of them that may give him a leg up in the competition, but he still has a lot to prove. It’s not like his play has been overly great, either.
Averett will have an uphill battle trying to stick on with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020. The team’s secondary is absolutely loaded and will prove very challenging for anyone to stick and make an impact beyond the starters. Averett is looking like the odd-man-out right now.