Lamar Jackson started the Ravens’ first 12 games of the 2022 NFL season, but it appears that the team will need to make a change heading into Week 14.
Why? Because Jackson suffered a knee injury during Baltimore’s 10-9 win over the Broncos in Week 13, and it sounds like he will need to miss time because of it.
Coach John Harbaugh expressed hope that Jackson’s injury won’t shelve him long-term. However, he also classified Jackson as “week to week” because of the PCL injury and the team ruled him out in Week 14 because of it.
As such, the Ravens will need a fill-in at quarterback for at least one week — and possibly more. Luckily, they have a solid-looking backup on their roster who filled in for Jackson amid injury last season.
But who else does Baltimore have at the quarterback position? Here’s what to know about the Ravens’ quarterback depth chart as they get a glimpse of life without Lamar Jackson.
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Ravens QB depth chart
1. Tyler Huntley
Huntley is set to start for the Ravens as long as Jackson is out of action. The third-year quarterback went undrafted out of Utah in 2020, but he has performed well in limited action with Baltimore. He was named Sporting News’ preseason MVP for 2022 and helped lead the Ravens to a comeback win against the Broncos in relief of Jackson last week.
Huntley started four games in place of Jackson last season and posted a 1-3 record in those contests. He has completed 67.6 percent of his career passes for 1,283 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. He is noted for his accuracy but also his mobility, as he has 358 career rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns on 67 career carries.
Huntley will be a like-for-like swap with Jackson in terms of their skill sets. He’s not as dynamic a runner as Jackson, but he should allow Greg Roman to call his usual offense.
For those asking, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is at the game with his team. He just hugged Tyler Huntley during warmups.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) December 11, 2022
Most importantly, the 6-1, 196-pound Huntley should keep the Ravens in games. Even though he is just 1-3 as a starter, his three losses came by a combined five points.
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2. Anthony Brown
Brown, an undrafted rookie, was a solid college quarterback at Oregon and Boston College and showed some flashes during the preseason. He completed 74.5 percent of his passes for 464 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for the Ravens, and that was enough for the team to keep him long-term as the team’s No. 3 quarterback after the preseason as opposed to Brett Hundley.
Brown has spent all season on the Ravens’ practice squad, and the team is evidently comfortable with him serving as the backup to Huntley. He was called up to the active roster on Saturday, solidifying the notion that he would be the team’s No. 2 quarterback over Brett Hundley.
Brown could end up being the Ravens’ backup in 2023 if either Jackson leaves in free agency or Huntley plays well enough to become a trade target for a quarterback-needy team. He completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,989 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions during his final year with the Ducks.
Like Huntley, Brown has some scrambling ability, as he ran for 658 yards and nine touchdowns during his final year at Oregon. So, the 6-3, 226-pound passer also fits the prototypical build for Baltimore’s current offense.
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3. Brett Hundley
The Ravens had just two healthy quarterbacks in their organization after Jackson’s injury, and one was an undrafted rookie. As such, the team acted quickly to add a veteran to the practice squad in Hundley.
Hundley, 29, entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick by the Packers in the 2015 NFL Draft. The UCLA product never quite panned out as a starter, but he has spent time with six different organizations and has been a solid backup at times thanks to his mobility.
Hundley was with the Ravens for three months during the 2022 NFL offseason, and he played in the team’s first preseason game, completing both of his pass attempts for 42 yards. He was released shortly thereafter, but he at least has some experience in Baltimore’s offense. That makes him an ideal fit as the team’s No. 3 quarterback with Jackson out of action.
During his career, Hundley has a 3-6 record and has completed 59.1 percent of his passes for 1,902 yards, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also has 309 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 46 career attempts.
All of Hundley’s starting action came in 2017 when Aaron Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone. He last threw an NFL pass in 2019 while relieving an injured Kyler Murray with the Cardinals.