Huntley will start instead Lamar Jackson, who hasn’t trained for the past two weeks because of an injury to his right ankle. The Ravens have officially listed Huntley and Jackson as suspect.
It will mark the third time in Huntley’s career, but none is as important as Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, where Ravens (8-6) and Bengals (8-6) are vying for spot. first in AFC North. With a win, Baltimore will have a 67 percent chance of winning the AFC North, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index. Raven’s chance of capturing the division plummets to 8.5% if they lose to the Bengals.
Huntley, who left Utah in 2020, has impressed in filling out Jackson’s name. On Sunday 31-30 lose Green Bay Packers, Huntley became the first player in Ravens history to score multiple touchdown passes and touchdown runs in the same game. In the past two weeks, Huntley has produced a total of 603 yards, second only to Patrick Mahomes, Kyler Murray, Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers.
Baltimore suddenly became fragile in midfield. Josh Johnson were the only quarterbacks to practice on Friday because Huntley was ill, Jackson was injured and the squad practiced QB Chris Streveler is on the reserve list / COVID-19.
Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, has been absent since December 12, when he injured his right ankle early in the second quarter following a 24-22 loss in Cleveland. It was the first time in Jackson’s four-year NFL career that he had missed consecutive games.
Raven has lost three games in a row and is looking to avoid being wiped out by the Bengals for the first time since 2015.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/32934634/baltimore-ravens-expected-start-tyler-huntley-vs-cincinnati-bengals-non-covid-19-illness-source-says The Baltimore Ravens are scheduled to start Tyler Huntley vs. Cincinnati Bengals defy non-COVID-19 illness, source says