The Baltimore Ravens certainly aren’t in the market to trade Tyler Huntley. The former undrafted free agent has made incredible strides over the last two years and it’s hard to argue that he isn’t one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL at this point.
That said, his development will likely lead to outside interest. Again, the Ravens aren’t looking to trade Huntley as he’s an important part of the team’s roster.
But with the 24-year-old set to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season, if some team comes calling with a ridiculous trade offer, perhaps the Ravens pull the trigger.
The Draft Network’s Justin Melo recently listed three franchises that could make such an offer including the Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants, and Detroit Lions.
While all three teams could absolutely use a player like Huntley in their QB room, would the Ravens really consider moving him?
It’s hard to imagine the Ravens trading Tyler Huntley
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft, Huntley’s somewhat meteoric rise from raw undrafted talent fighting for a practice squad spot to one of the league’s best backup quarterbacks has been nothing short of impressive.
Huntley beat out Trace McSorley for the backup job last summer and proceeded to start four games while Lamar Jackson was sidelined with an ankle injury.
While he didn’t exactly light up the stat sheet, Huntley more than held his own completing 65 percent of his passes and scoring five total touchdowns (three passing).
Huntley has continued to improve as well, as evidenced by his performances this summer. It’s easy to see another team looking to add a promising young QB to their roster, but it isn’t easy to see the Ravens letting him go.
The former Utah standout will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year, but the Ravens will still have the ability to match any offer he receives. He’s under team control until at least the end of the 2023 season.
It would take a truly special offer for the Ravens to consider moving Huntley. He’s exceptional depth behind Jackson and it’s not as if the Ravens are ready to trust undrafted rookie Anthony Brown with that role just yet.
Tyler Huntley’s stock may be on the rise, but the Ravens aren’t just going to let him go. Don’t expect a trade here unless a ridiculous offer comes through.