Ravens' Roster Cut Reveals Winner of Backup QB Competition
Tuesday's deadline for 53-man final roster cuts caused a flurry of roster moves for all 32 franchises around the league. This included the Baltimore Ravens, who shaped up a final quarterback depth chart with their cuts.
For the first time in the Lamar Jackson era, the Ravens will carry just two quarterbacks on the initial roster. Unfortunately, that means one of the three remaining quarterbacks is out of a job Tuesday afternoon: 2019 sixth-round draft pick Trace McSorley.
Baltimore Ravens Roster Cuts
McSorely, though he impressed in preseason, lost his job as a result of an unfortunate injury. The former Penn State product suffered a back injury that caused him to miss the final two preseason games.
Instead, undrafted rookie Tyler Huntley wins the backup quarterback job. It should be noted that Huntley struggled during the first two weeks of preseason play until a breakout performance this past Saturday.
The undrafted rookie went 36-for-50 with 276 yards and 0 touchdowns to 1 interception in his first two preseason games. But, in the preseason finale, Huntley threw 24-for-33 for 285 yards and 4 touchdowns to 0 interceptions.
Heading into Week 1, the Ravens are 4.5-point road favorites against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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