3 Baltimore Ravens position battles to watch before 2024 season

These Ravens will be competing for spots
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2. Josh Johnson vs. Devin Leary and the backups

In the eyes of John Harbaugh, Johnson is the No. 2 quarterback behind Lamar Jackson with sixth-round developmental prospect Leary competing for the No. 3 role. However, a strong showing or two before the season starts could be enough to cause some changes to the overall depth chart.

Malik Cunningham could be in line for QB3 if Baltimore chooses not to convert him to wide receiver. Leary is the ultimate volatile prospect due to his strong arm and accuracy concerns, and he will need to show his arm can overcome Cunningham's playmaking. Even former top recruit Emory Jones is hanging around on the periphery.

The Baltimore Ravens must pick a backup quarterback

Johnson and Cunningham can both make plays with their legs, and Johnson is far and away the most accurate quarterback of the bunch. However, if the Ravens want to select the player with the most raw arm talent, Leary is clearly the best option to back up Jackson in case things get hairy.

In a league where backup quarterbacks are more valuable than they've ever been, shouldn't it be fair to question if playing someone as old as Johnson over a younger option with a superior arm in Leary is the most prudent move? The loss of Tyler Huntley to the browns could have some ripple effects.