1. Can Josh Johnson beat out Tyler Huntley as the Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback?
A lot of Baltimore Ravens fans do not want to admit it, but Josh Johnson is closer to Tyler Huntley for the backup quarterback than you realize. First, there are plenty of cap-related reasons to make the move. More than that, Todd Monken has expressed it is a competition because he wants the right fit for the new offense. Josh Johnson has the better arm to push the ball down the field.
We saw that in the second preseason game when Johnson laid out a few strikes over the middle to both Charlie Kolar and Travis Vokolek. He underthrew a pass in the end zone for an interception, but a lot of that can be placed on the pressure immediately given up by Sala Aumavae-Laulu. If anything, it may have cost him a starting job and not a roster spot for Johnson.
Johnson started over Huntley in week one, and Huntley missed week two with an injury. The fans like Huntley, but the coaches have to be giving an edge to Johnson the past two weeks. With just one week to go, Huntley is not a roster lock. He has a week to get healthy, or Johnson will win by default. Even if he does get healthy, Johnson will be tough to beat out in the coming days.