Ravens: 4 offensive position battles to watch in 2021 training camp

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2. Ravens roster battle: Backup quarterback

The Ravens opted to release veteran Robert Griffin III this offseason and instead roll with the young duo of Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley as the team’s two backup quarterbacks.

The coaching staff is genuinely high on both players and believe that each could develop into long-term backups behind Lamar Jackson.

But with likely only one roster spot to compete for, McSorley and Huntley will be locked in a fierce battle this summer.

McSorley entered the 2020 season as the third-string QB behind Jackson and Griffin, but received playing time later in the season following injuries at the position.

Huntley began the year on the practice squad but also saw action late in the season, including when he played the entire fourth quarter of the team’s 17-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

This spring, both players have had their moments.

Huntley might be considered the early favorite by a smidge as he was a little more consistent than his teammate, but the battle remains wide open heading into training camp.

While all eyes will be on Lamar Jackson this summer, it’s the position battle happening behind him on the depth chart that should prove to be the most interesting.