Ravens QB Tyler Huntley plans to sign the restricted free agent tender next week, according to the report
The Ravens’ quarterback room has gotten some clarity on what it might look like in 2023. However, it is not as many expected and/or hoped. As the franchise continues to nurture its relationship with former MVP Lamar Jackson, it is securing Tyler Huntley for the upcoming season. The 25-year-old says he plans to sign his restricted free agent tender on Monday NFL Media.
Baltimore gave Huntley the right of first refusal back in March, giving the club the opportunity to compete with any other contract offer they might receive. If they chose not to play, the other club acquiring Huntley would not have to pay the Ravens compensation, so Huntley’s market does not appear to have been particularly robust. As he is ready to sign the tender, he will now be suspended with the Ravens for the 2023 season, earning $2.627 million. Huntley will then be an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
Huntley arrived in Baltimore in 2020 as an undrafted free agent from Utah. Due to various injuries, Huntley has seen game time, particularly in the last two seasons where he has appeared in 15 regular-season games (eight starts). At this stretch, he has completed 65.7% of his passes, has a 76.8 passer rating, and has a 3-5 record as a Ravens starter.
Last season, Huntley went 2-2 as the club’s starter and completed a career-high 67% of his passes. He also started in the team’s playoff loss to Cincinnati, where he threw for 226 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He added 54 rushing yards to the loss. Despite playing in just six games, Huntley was named a Pro Bowl alternate after various other players were eliminated.
This latest report also notes that Huntley has been training at the team’s facility this offseason and plans to fly to Tampa over the weekend to pitch with teammates. So if the team is trying to get Jackson back in the fold, it will at least have a trusted quarterback going through the offseason program.