3 Ravens players most impacted by Lamar Jackson skipping OTAs

Ravens, Tyler Huntley (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Ravens Player No. 3: Tyler Huntley

This one speaks for itself. In Lamar Jackson’s absence, Tyler Huntley has been taking snaps under center, picking up right where he left off in 2021.

Huntley was unable to lead the Ravens into the playoffs, losing the last three games in which he started in nail-bitingly close matchups. The formerly undrafted quarterback nonetheless put together a decent season in which he played seven games and threw for 1,081 yards and recorded three touchdowns against four interceptions.

In these OTAs, Huntley steps in as starting quarterback to help generate rhythm in the Ravens’ offense, and while he hasn’t wholly impressed, he hasn’t disappointed, either. That sums up his 2021 performance in a nutshell.

Yet Huntley and others still take OTAs seriously, and in the event Jackson misses more time this season due to injury, these are valuable minutes to allow Huntley to carve out a more solidified role in the Ravens’ passing attack.

Huntley has already secured the backup quarterback position, but he’ll still want to make significant improvements to his game this offseason in case he’s called upon to be the knight in shining armor again.