Ravens’ quarterback situation is dicey heading into Week 15

Ravens, Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

When the Baltimore Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 15, they’ll potentially have three different starting quarterback options to choose from.

Of all the options, Lamar Jackson seems the least likely to suit up given the knee injury he suffered in Week 13’s win against the Denver Broncos. Baltimore hasn’t ruled him out of ahead of this week’s game, yet recent reports suggest Jackson may not play again until Christmas Eve at the earliest.

In his place, Tyler Huntley has served as a trusty backup quarterback for the Ravens in the past few years, and he started in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the third quarter, Huntley suffered a concussion after a hard hit and was ruled out of the game, paving the way for undrafted free agent Anthony Brown to take snaps under center.

Head coach John Harbaugh shared his thoughts on the Ravens’ current quarterback situation and told reporters that having three active quarterbacks for Saturday’s game is absolutely a “consideration.”

Ravens are uncertain who will start under center in Week 15 vs. Browns

Harbaugh had this to say about Tyler Huntley’s current health status:

"He’s in the concussion protocol. He was ruled out for the game [yesterday]. They’re deep into the protocol right now. I really don’t have any updates that I would be allowed to share on that."

If Huntley is able to recover in time and clear concussion protocol by Saturday, he’ll likely serve as the team’s starting quarterback.

Yet so far this year, several NFL players who have gone through concussion protocol have missed at least one week of action — out of precaution, the Ravens may want to keep him on the sidelines for the Browns game to make sure his injury doesn’t get any worse.

That could set up Anthony Brown for his first NFL career start in another key divisional matchup as the Ravens take on the Deshaun Watson-led Browns.

Behind Anthony Brown, the Ravens also have quarterback Brett Hundley who signed onto the practice last week.

Next. It’s time to give the Ravens’ special teams unit their due. dark

With the Cincinnati Bengals hot on their heels, the Ravens can’t afford to lose any ground in the AFC North, and whoever ends up playing under center in Week 15 will carry a heaven burden on their shoulders.