The Baltimore Ravens are set to receive some clarity at the quarterback position in the days ahead — just not from the one everyone expected.
According to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, Pro Bowl quarterback Tyler Huntley is set to sign his restricted free agent tender on Monday, making it a one-year, $2.627 million deal for Huntley and the Ravens.
Early in the offseason the Ravens placed a right-of-first-refusal tender on Huntley, who was an undrafted free agent out of Utah. That tender allowed Baltimore to match any offer sheet Huntley might have signed with another club, though he did not receive an offer sheet from any team in the offseason.
By signing the tender, Huntley will return to the Ravens for his fourth season and will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
Huntley signing his tender gives the Ravens some answers at quarterback as the contract saga with franchise-tagged quarterback Lamar Jackson drags on. Huntley was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2022 after filling in for the injured Jackson. In 2022 Huntley started four games, completing 67.0 percent of his passes for 658 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions and added 137 yards rushing and another score. He also started the Ravens’ playoff loss to Cincinnati, tossing for 226 yards and two TDs with an interception.
Huntley has started eight of 15 games in which he has played since entering the NFL in 2020, including four starts in each of the past two seasons. He is 200-for-305 passing for 1,754 yards with five touchdown passes to seven interceptions, throwing one more interception than touchdowns in each of the past two years, averaging just 5.8 yards per pass attempt. He does have two fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives.
After several other AFC quarterbacks bowed out of the Pro Bowl, Huntley was named to the all-star competition earlier this year.
As Pelissero reported, Huntley has been working out at the Ravens’ facility and will head to Tampa Bay to work out with teammates as the offseason continues. For now, the Ravens at least have some stability at the quarterback position with Huntley back in the fold.