BREAKING: Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley Ruled Out; Who Starts as Baltimore Ravens’ QB?

Published 12/26/2021, 10:58 AM EST


The Baltimore Ravens are suffering from a quarterback crisis since Lamar Jackson didn’t travel to Cincinnati with his team. Further, his chances to start against the Bengals today seem bleak since Jackson has been down with his ankle injury and is in no shape to play.

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Moreover, the backup QB Tyler Huntley was listed on the COVID reserve on Saturday, sidelining him for Sunday’s game. Huntley has been the quarterback that John Harbaugh has turned to during the absence of Jackson. However, since both the QBs are out of the game, who will Harbaugh turn to now?

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Lamar Jackson and Tyler Huntley sidelined against the Bengals

It seems that Josh Johnson is the answer to that question. He is the quarterback that the Ravens signed only last week. Johnson was signed as a backup to Huntley while Jackson was working his way back to fitness from his ankle injury.

Moreover, it seems that there are no other quarterbacks available to the Ravens. Chris Streveler, the Ravens quarterback in the practice squad has also been listed on the COVID reserve list. And it is yet to be known what will the team’s approach be, if by chance their only quarterback Johnson goes down against the Bengals.

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Who is Josh Johnson?

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Josh Johnson is a fifth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, after leaving the franchise in 2011, he changed a number of franchises throughout this past decade as a football player. And finally, he landed on the Ravens squad as a backup last week. This will be his second stint with the Ravens.

“I’ve known Josh since he played with my brother at the University of San Diego, many moons ago,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said after the Ravens signed Johnson. “That shows you what a credit it is to Josh’s career.”

Luckily Josh has found a place as the starting quarterback for this week. But will the veteran be able to fill in the shoes of Lamar Jackson? We yet have to see. However, what poses a threat to the franchise right now is that there is no replacement to Johnson in case he gets sidelined.

What do you think the Baltimore Ravens would do? Write your comment below.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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