With Tyler Huntley and Lamar Jackson sidelined, Ravens rookie QB Anthony Brown could start against Browns – The Denver Post

The Ravens could be their third quarterback on Saturday when they visit the Cleveland Browns.

With Lamar Jackson out on Sunday after suffering a knee injury last week, quarterback Tyler Huntley started for the Ravens against host Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens won 16-14, but not before Huntley entered concussion protocol in the third quarter after taking a big hit. He did not return to action, and rookie quarterback Anthony Brown made his NFL debut.

Brown, who played for Boston College and Oregon, went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft and has played in three preseason games for those Ravens this year. The 24-year-old moved from the practice squad to the active roster this week and completed 3 of 5 passes for 16 yards on Sunday.

Coach John Harbaugh said he doesn’t know if Huntley will be available to play in the Ravens’ next game (9-4), which is only six days away. It’s also unclear if Jackson would be healthy by then.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Harbaugh said. “[Huntley’s] have to trust the [doctors] on it and they’ll do a good job with it, and whatever it is, it is. If Tyler can go, he’ll be there and Anthony will support him, and if he can’t go, Anthony will be there to play and Brett [Hundley] will support it.

Hundley, a fifth-round pick from UCLA in 2015, has spent time with a few NFL teams, including starting nine games for the Green Bay Packers in 2017. He spent the preseason with the Ravens and was signed to the team’s practice squad on December 12, 2017. 5.

Huntley came into last week’s game against the Denver Broncos in the first half after Jackson was injured. The third-year pro helped lead a late touchdown to give the Ravens a 10-9 win. On Sunday, he was slow to recover after being bent back by Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on a 3-yard run in third-and-4 with 7:43 left in the third quarter. Fitzpatrick’s shoulder made contact with Huntley’s helmet and his head jerked back violently as he fell to the turf. He quickly entered the medical tent on the sidelines, and was then kicked out. Huntley finished the day 8 for 12 for 88 yards while rushing for 31 yards.

Brown relieved him in the next series, with the Ravens ahead 13-7.

The Steelers and Ravens were both forced to turn to their backup flaggers on Sunday as Pittsburgh rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett was also placed in concussion protocols. Mitch Trubisky then entered the game for the Steelers.


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