3 Reasons why each Ravens QB can become Lamar Jackson's backup

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The Baltimore Ravens will kick their preseason off on Saturday in a matchup with Super Bowl runner-ups the Philadelphia Eagles at the M&T Bank Stadium. It's the only game the Flock will play home this summer, and it also is the first chance for some players to earn a place in the final 53-man roster to be named later this month.

A recurring training cample battle across the NFL landscape is the one for the backup-quarterback position, and the Ravens won't be immune to it. In fact, they are one of the franchises with the most options available to get that reserve-quarterback role.

The Ravens currently boast four quarterbacks in their room, including Lamar Jackson: Tyler Huntley, Josh Johnson, and Anthony Brown.

With such an abundance of players available but (most probably) only room for one passer outside of Lamar, here is why each of those other three quarterbacks can keep their hopes alive and believe they can end up becoming the QB2 of the Baltimore Ravens for the 2023 season.

Following the last practice of training camp before the preseason opener, Head Coach John Harbaugh said "I think the games will go a long way in deciding [who will win the backup quarterback spot]".

The coach thinks "All those guys have shown that they’re capable of being that guy," and "all three quarterbacks after Lamar have proven they are capable of being the backup quarterback here and doing a great job. Now, hey, [we’ll] see who separates."

Let's review.

Why Anthony Brown could be the Ravens backup quarterback

Alright, you got me. Anthony Brown is not quite in the race for the QB2 role for the 2023 season.

Brown is entering his second season as a pro after going undrafted in 2022 and later signing a deal with the Baltimore Ravens through free agency last summer. Brown got reps in two different games last season, starting in a Week 16 matchup at Cincinnati.

In his lone start, Brown went 19-of-44 for 286 passing yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. It wasn't an impressive outing, not in the slightest of ways, but it is also worth noting that the rookie had just bagged 23 snaps before starting for the first time, against the mighty Bengals of all teams.

Brown looks like a practice-squad body entering 2023, and he can be considered out of the race for the backup role at least for another year, or barring injuries popping up the QB room.