Baltimore Ravens News: Lamar Jackson heads no. 5 QB room, per NFL expert

According to Mike Florio, the Baltimore Ravens own a top-5 quarterback room

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Baltimore Ravens fans have seemed split on the quarterback situation and whether or not Lamar Jackson deserved to be handed the type of contract he was given. If you check social media, there are plenty of fans who were ready to move on from Lamar.

Personally, I believe that notion is hysterical. Try living without a generational type of dual-threat quarterback and see if the team ever gets anywhere close to a Super Bowl in the near future. It won't happen.

For the good of Baltimore's future, Jackson was given a 5-year deal and will remain a Raven for a while, now. Behind him sits veteran backup Tyler Huntley, a more than capable passer and runner when called upon.

Between the two of them, NBC Sports' Mike Florio believes the Ravens own the no. 5 quarterback room in all of football.

Mike Florio lists the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback room behind the Chiefs, Eagles, Bengals and Bills

Florio has been counting down his top quarterback rooms in the NFL, going through all 32 teams eventually. Of course, it's easy to put the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes at number one. Any fan, in their right mind, would be silly to disagree with that assessment.

But, then it could get muddy. Putting Hurts number two is a bold claim with guys like Joe Burrow, Josh Allen and yes, Lamar Jackson, behind him.

These are also rankings done in June, with not much else to talk about until training camp rolls around. But, it's a curious debate. If we're talking quarterback rooms, as a whole, the Ravens might even deserve to be higher. Do the Bengals and Bills have two capable starters within their rooms?

Buffalo sure doesn't, as Josh Allen's backup is Kyle Allen, and you'd be in trouble if he ever had to come into the game this season.

Meanwhile, the Bengals have Trevor Siemian behind Joe Burrow, who is definitely a capable backup but a questionable starter.

Huntley has received enough starting experience for the Ravens to be comfortable with him going in for multiple games if need be, so putting the Ravens in the top five is justified. Where do you think they should land?

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