Ravens planning on carrying 3 QBs again this season
The Baltimore Ravens are one of the deepest teams in the NFL right now at a number of key positions. With such an unusual offseason that has and will continue to limit the number of chances players will get to impress the coaching staff, the Ravens have tough decisions to make when they finally trim their roster down to 53 players on the Sept. 5 deadline. Among them will be at quarterback, where Baltimore has three players jockeying for position behind reigning MVP Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens bucked a trend by keeping three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster last year compared to the two passers they typically keep. According to coach John Harbaugh, it was because the team feared rookie quarterback Trace McSorley getting snagged before he made it to the practice squad.
“We historically didn’t carry three quarterbacks, just because you can use that extra roster spot [for] special teams, extra lineman, a specialty player, pass rusher and things like that that we’ve done in the past,” Harbaugh said during a press conference on Friday. “We’ve had the three guys who we like, and we didn’t necessarily think the guys we had would make it to the practice squad – in last year’s case, Trace [McSorley].
Though Baltimore has a wealth of talent on both the offensive and defensive lines, in the secondary, at running back, and other positions this year, they’ve still got three quarterback spots penciled on the 53-man roster.
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