10 Baltimore Ravens players who have their stock rising after preseason week one

The Baltimore Ravens saw so many players improve their status in the preseason.
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Josh Johnson, Baltimore Ravens
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4. Josh Johnson may be the Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback

Earlier in the summer, we noted that the Baltimore Ravens may be preparing to move on from Tyler Huntley. The new coaching staff, along with the Lamar Jackson contract, make it easier to make the move now because Todd Monken does not want his style, and is changing the way Jackson plays. The Jackson contract also means the team has to save every dollar, so moving a few million dollars to keep Josh Johnson over Huntley is a smart long-term call.

So, it should not be a huge shock that Josh Johnson started the game, and then Huntley came in to back up. Huntley left the game with an injury but returned. He finished 8-11 for 88 yards, while Johnson was 8-12 for 45 yards. Neither was able to separate themselves.

Still, Johnson started ahead, so it was hard for Huntley to catch him. More than that, when you compare salaries, Huntley has to stand above his head and shoulders. So far, that has not happened. At this point, that means that Johnson will be the Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback.