After Ravens 20-19 win, is Tyler Huntley a lock to become Lamar Jackson's backup?

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The Baltimore Ravens commenced the summer preseason in a familiar manner, securing a football victory as they have done for 24 consecutive matchups. On this occasion, the Ravens overcame a three-point halftime deficit, turning it into a one-point triumph against the Philadelphia Eagles, thanks to the efforts of incumbent QB2 Tyler Huntley on Saturday.

Huntley kickstarted the action in the third quarter, connecting for a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tylan Wallace after a 7-yard scoring toss from Josh Johnson to Devin Duvernay earlier in the game. Notably, the legendary kicker Justin Tucker added six more points to the Ravens' total with a massive 60-yard field goal and a 43-yarder, bringing the final score to a solid 20 points.

2. Is Tyler Huntley now a lock to become Lamar Jackson's backup?

The Ravens listed Tyler Huntley as the team's QB2 on their first "official" depth chart, although Head Coach John Harbaugh decided to throw veteran Josh Johnson into the fire to get things started on Saturday against the Eagles.

Baltimore's offense, playing under the guidance of Johnson, put up 10 points on a touchdown throw by the QB and a Justin Tucker kick. The attack, though, was rather mediocre stringing three consecutive 3&Out through the first half.

Huntley started the second half and the Ravens instantly looked better. The young man completed as many passes as his elder (eight each) but clearly outperformed Johnson reaching 88 passing yards to his counterpart's 45. Both threw a touchdown and avoided getting picked with Johnson getting sacked once.

Huntley also added 13 rushing yards on a couple of scrambles, and he clearly came out as a winner on Saturday in his particular battle against Johnson to get that coveted QB2 role for the 2023 season in order to become the main backup of oft-injured Lamar Jackson.

Anthony Brown got some late reps but he was attrocius completing three of seven pass attempts for seven yards and throwing a pick that Eagles' rookie cornerback Eli Ricks returned for a 31-yard touchdown that made it 20-19 Ravens with 7:03 on the clock.

Good for Baltimore, the Eagles went for a 2-point conversion and failed at it, effectively losing the game then and there.

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