Projecting the futures of the Ravens’ top 2023 free agents
Ravens QB Tyler Huntley will stay
The Athletic’s Ted Nguyen wrote back in March that Huntley could be worth a second-round pick if a trade was ever considered. Next offseason, when Huntley enters free agency, teams could reasonably nab him without losing any valuable draft capital, so there’s an even higher chance Huntley will leave Baltimore.
Huntley is currently on a one-year deal with the Ravens worth less than a million, but in 2023 another team could swoop in and lure him away with more money and perhaps even a starting quarterback spot.
So why do we think he will stay?
Call it a hunch.
Huntley proved his worth last season filling in when Lamar Jackson got injured despite only mustering a 1-3 starting record.
His three touchdowns against four interceptions are nothing to write home about; he nonetheless fits well in the Ravens’ offensive system and serves as an above-average stand-in should Jackson miss time again.
Given Huntley’s 2021 performances, the Ravens may be amenable to offering Huntley a more lucrative contract next year to keep arguably the most important backup player on the team.
A Super Bowl-contending squad is only as good as its depth options, and Huntley is one underrated star Baltimore will not let go of so easily.
Assuming Jackson is healthy for the foreseeable future, Huntley will never be able to compete for the starting quarterback position — but make no mistake, he’s still very much valued in Baltimore.