Huntley has provided a resoundingly positive answer to the topic of whether or not he is prepared to serve as the Ravens’ backup quarterback. On Saturday night, Huntley led the Ravens to a 37-3 victory over Washington by throwing for four touchdowns and running for another (24 for 33, 285 yards, 138.3 passer rating).
Huntley, a Utah native who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in his second season, is an exciting dual-threat quarterback with great potential. The Ravens put their faith in Huntley and Trace McSorley to battle it out for the backup quarterback position, and hence did not bring in a veteran this offseason.
McSorley’s back injury three weeks ago provided Huntley with an even greater opportunity to demonstrate his talent, and the young quarterback has made the most of his time in the spotlight.
On Saturday, Huntley made a number of impressive plays, including a second-quarter touchdown pass of 8 yards to tight end Eric Tomlinson. Huntley, after being flushed from the pocket, rolled to his right and coolly observed Tomlinson’s crossing of the center.
Huntley got enough velocity on the ball to hit Tomlinson in stride as he came into the end zone while throwing across his body.
How fast is Tyler Huntley?
Tyler Huntley’s 10-yard touchdown run saw him reach a top pace of 18.39 MPH. Huntley is a fantastic fit for a Baltimore offense that already accommodates a mobile quarterback because of his ability to run and extend plays when forced out of the pocket. The Ravens think Huntley can win games if Jackson is unavailable at any point this season.