The Baltimore Ravens were already playing without some of their top
players entering a Week 13
matchup against the Denver Broncos. Quarterback Lamar Jackson suffered a knee injury during
the final play of the first quarter – a big blow for the team.
Jackson was sacked by Broncos pass rusher Jonathon Cooper
as the quarter ended. He seemed to hit his knee on the ground during the play
and went into the blue medical shed during the break between quarters.
He was replaced by backup quarterback Tyler Huntley to
start the second quarter.
Jackson has appeared on the injury report in each of the
last three weeks due to several issues. In Week 11, he dealt with an illness,
the next week he has a hip issue, and he missed practice early in the week with
a quad problem in week 13.
Jackson might not be out for long, but the Ravens will hope
his injury is not too serious as they compete for the AFC North title.
Tyler Huntley is the Ravens’ backup quarterback. The
24-year-old went undrafted out of Utah in 2020 but signed with Baltimore Ravens
as a free agent and has been with them ever since. Huntly is inexperienced but
has performed when on the field in the past.
The Ravens have
three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster and practice squad. Jackson and
Huntley are the only two quarterbacks active for game day. Brown, an undrafted
rookie, was not promoted from the practice squad in Week 13. With Jackson out
of action for the remaining contest, Huntley will be Baltimore’s only available
It’s still unclear who Baltimore will appoint as its
emergency quarterback should get dinged up. In past years, punter Sam Koch had
filled that position, but he announced retirement during the 2022 offseason.