Ravens plans to play Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown at QB in playoff game vs. bengals

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh did not announce a starting QB for tonight’s wild card game in Cincinnati on Friday, opting instead to do it until game time. However, that may not be the most intriguing development regarding the Ravens’ signal callers.

Sources say the Ravens plan to play both quarterbacks against the Bengals: Tyler “Snoop” Huntley and Anthony Brown. That’s one reason why an announced starter may not matter much – who plays may depend on the package Baltimore uses.

Star quarterback Lamar Jackson remains out with a grade 2 PCL sprain. Huntley has been battling shoulder tendonitis and a wrist injury, but he was a full contender on Friday, an indication of his readiness for Sunday, as Brown started last week with the loss to the Bengals.

Harbaugh described himself as “hopeful” that Huntley could go, and the team did not elevate QB Brett Hundley from the practice squad. Now it appears that both Brown and Huntley will be leaving.

While it could be an uphill battle for Baltimore against the Bengals, two QBs could make a curveball. Sure, Huntley and Brown have different strengths.

In five games, Huntley has completed 67% of his passes, but also has 43 rushing attempts. Brown has only three rushes in two games and threw 44 last week. The hope is to provide a little more challenge to Cincy’s defense.

Asked if he is ready to return, Huntley told reporters on Friday that he has “no nerves”.

“Just excited to get back out there after missing a week,” Huntley said, “it’s a privilege to get to play football there and I appreciate it.”

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