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

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Why Tyler Huntley could be the Ravens backup quarterback

Lamar Jackson is a rather unique quarterback, and probably one impossible to truly replicate with any backup in the event of the former 2019 MVP getting injured. However, Tyler Huntley might be the closest thing to that player.

Huntley went undrafted in 2020 but the Ravens took no time in grabbing his rights from the UDFA pool in September of that year, adding the former Utah standout to the fold. Huntley rushed for 1,146 yards through four NCAA seasons while completing 67.2% of his 854 pass attempts racking up 7,351 yards at it.

As far as his pro football days go, Huntley barely featured in 2020 as a rookie (28 snaps on two games), but he's been Jackson's main backup for the last two years appearing in seven and six regular-season games respectively, and starting four times in each of the last two seasons.

Huntley also started last year's lone postseason game in Jackson's absence, making it nine starts overall for him in Baltimore.

All things considered, Huntely is a 65.6% passer with 1,754 NFL passing yards to his name. He's tossed five touchdowns against seven interceptions, and he's rushed the rock for 540 total yards on 12 scrambles scoring three touchdowns through his career, both regular- and post-season games included.

In a surprising development, Tyler Huntley was named to the Pro Bowl last year replacing Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen. Of course, by the time he got there he was helped by a rash of injuries impacting the AFC ranks: Allen, Justin Herbert, Lamar, and Tua were all out of commission, so that surely boosted Huntley's profile.

It's fair to assume Huntely will get the QB2 role, but considering veteran QB Josh Johnson has shown a steady improvement through training camp, the battle can't be tighter entering Week 1 of the preseason.

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