The Baltimore Ravens (10-3) are not a quarterback-needy team this season, not having Lamar Jackson as healthy as he's ever been and having signed a fourth-string backup just a few days ago.
That said, it's always concerning that one of your players is forced to miss a practice ahead of a pivotal matchup such as this weekend's game at Jacksonville.
Backup QB Tyler Huntley was listed as a "DNP" casualty on Thursday's injury report because of personal reasons, but gladly he was back training on Friday along with the other 52 members of the Ravens' active roster.
After all of the drama, it turns out Huntley had a very good (and generational!) excuse for missing Thursday's session: the birth of his first child, Tyler Huntley Jr., as reported by Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com following Friday's final training session before flying to Jacksonville.
"It's a life-changing moment. It's just love to see life being brought into this world."- Tyler Huntley, Baltimore Ravens QB
Tyler "Papa Snoop" Huntley was given Thursday off to welcome the tiniest and freshest member of Huntley famility to the world. He celebrated the birth of his first child, Tyler Huntley Jr., and that not only brought joy to the very own father of the creature, but also to the whole Ravens' locker room.
Huntley was ecstatic about the news, of course, when telling them to those in the facilities last Friday. "It's a life-changing moment," Huntley said. "It's just love to see life being brought into this world."
The funniest golden nugget in Mink's story about Huntley is the quarterback "joking that he's going to start working on Junior's throwing as soon as he can grip a football."
Will the Ravens ever get to field Snoop Jr. and name him their starting quarterback 20 years from now, perhaps to kick the 2045 off? We'll have to wait to know, but that'd definitely be a great outcome!