Tyler Huntley

Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #2
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #2

Tyler Huntley News

Gets contract tender for 2022

The Ravens have extended a one-year contract tender to Huntley, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Huntley, who drew four starts in place of Lamar Jackson last season, is thus slated to reprise his role as the Ravens' No. 2 QB in 2022. In seven appearances overall during the 2021 campaign, the 24-year-old completed 122 of his 188 passing attempts for 1,081 yards, with three TDs and four picks to go along with 47 carries for 294 yards and a pair of rushing TDs. Though no threat to supplant Jackson, Huntley's ability as a runner bolsters his prospects as a streaming fantasy option when given the opportunity to fill in for Baltimore's franchise QB.

Mar 10, 2022 8:59 AM EST

Underwhelms in Week 18 start

Huntley completed 16 of 31 passes for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Ravens' 16-13 overtime loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He also rushed 12 times for 72 yards, lost a fumble.

Analysis: In what turned into a typical late-season AFC North slugfest, Huntley was often overwhelmed by an aggressive Steelers defense that harassed him most of the afternoon. The second-year signal-caller's two interceptions didn't directly lead to any Pittsburgh points, but his early first-quarter fumble did result in a Chris Boswell field goal. Huntley's second pick also came at the Steelers' six-yard line, damaging enough without it having resulted in any subsequent score. Huntley performed adequately as a passer over his five starts, but he ultimately failed to lead the Ravens' offense to enough points and posted a poor 3:4 TD:INT. Nevertheless, the Utah product will have a chance to continue his development behind Lamar Jackson (ankle) next season, as he's an exclusive rights free agent.

Jan 9, 2022 2:29 PM EST

Draws Week 18 start

Coach John Harbaugh announced Friday that Huntley will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers.

Analysis: With Lamar Jackson (ankle) not starting the contest, Huntley will get the nod in a game in which the Ravens need to win in order to have any chance of making the playoffs. Huntley thus represents a Week 18 fantasy lineup option, with his ability to gain points via his rushing attempts adding to his viability on that front.

Jan 7, 2022 10:00 AM EST

Struggles in return

Huntley completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 197 yards and one interception while running for 54 yards on six carries against the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: Huntley wasn't exactly bad and certainly dealt with a lot of pressure (five sacks), but his Sunday showing was at the very least lower than the standard of play he displayed in his prior starts. It's not clear whether Lamar Jackson (ankle) might return for the Ravens' game against Pittsburgh in Week 18, but if not then Huntley would likely be the favorite to start again.

Jan 2, 2022 2:13 PM EST

Gets Week 17 start

Huntley will start Sunday's game against the Rams with Lamar Jackson (ankle) inactive for the contest, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jackson will sit out a third straight game due to a bone bruise in his right ankle, allowing Huntley to pick up his second start over that stretch and his third overall of the season. Both Jackson and Huntley were sidelined for last week's loss to the Bengals, with Huntley's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list paving the way for journeyman Josh Johnson to pick up his first start since 2018. After Huntley was reinstated from the list Thursday, he was able to get in a pair of practices to clear up any concerns about his ability for the weekend. The 23-year-old was one of the top fantasy performers in his last start Week 15 against the Packers, completing 28 of 40 attempts for 215 yards and two touchdowns while adding 73 yards and two more scores on the ground.

Jan 2, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Returns from COVID list

Huntley (illness) has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Huntley missed this past weekend's loss to Bengals and with Lamar Jackson (ankle) also out, Josh Johnson was pressed into a spot start. As Sunday's game against the Rams approaches, Jackson is trending in the right direction after logging a limited practice Wednesday. If, however, Jackson doesn't progress as hoped in the coming days, Huntley is once again available to fill in.

Dec 30, 2021 8:29 AM EST

Should return Thursday

Coach John Harbaugh expects Huntley (illness) to return to practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Assuming that happens, Huntley may or may not be prepped for the start, with Lamar Jackson (ankle) back at practice Wednesday but still sporting a limp. Josh Johnson got the call in Sunday's 41-21 loss to Cincinnati, and mostly keep the offense moving in a game where the defense was bowled over.

Dec 29, 2021 11:52 AM EST

Officially on COVID list

Huntley (illness) has officially been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: With Huntley on the COVID list and Lamar Jackson (ankle) not traveling with the Ravens for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Josh Johnson is now stated to start at QB for the team versus Cincinnati, with Kenji Bahar having been added to the roster to back Johnson up in Week 16.

Dec 25, 2021 1:27 PM EST

Reportedly tests positive for COVID

Huntley reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though the Ravens have yet to officially make a transaction confirming that, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com relayed that Huntley is slated to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. In that context, it looks like Josh Johnson is trending toward starting Sunday's game against the Bengals, while Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic notes that Lamar Jackson (ankle/questionable) may have to be listed as active for the contest, either way.

Dec 25, 2021 11:19 AM EST

Headed to COVID list, per report

Huntley (illness) is reportedly headed to the reserve/COVID-19 in advance of Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Huntley missed Friday's practice practice due to an illness, but had been expected to start the game. In the event that the move is confirmed, the Ravens' Week 16 options at QB would be down to Lamar Jackson (ankle/questionable), who didn't practice all week, and third-stringer Josh Johnson.

Dec 25, 2021 10:45 AM EST

Likely starting despite illness

Huntley (illness) is expected to start Sunday's game in Cincinnati, though both he and Lamar Jackson (ankle) are listed as questionable, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Huntley was added to the injury report Friday afternoon when he missed practice with a non-COVID-19-related illness. He still seems more likely to play than Jackson, who missed every practice for a second straight week. Both quarterbacks may be treated as game-time decisions ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, with Josh Johnson on hand for the start if Jackson and Huntley aren't ready.

Dec 24, 2021 12:16 PM EST

Falls ill, but should start Week 16

Huntley missed Friday's practice with a non-COVID-19-related illness, but the Ravens are still expecting him to start Sunday against the Bengals with Lamar Jackson (ankle) trending toward missing a second straight game, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Josh Johnson took reps with the first-team offense Friday, as Huntley was away from the team while Jackson remained a spectator once again. As Kinkhabwala notes, Jackson hasn't taken any on-field reps in the past 12 days since spraining his ankle Dec. 12 against the Browns, making it unlikely the Ravens clear him to play even if he takes questionable designation into the weekend. Provided Huntley continues to improve in the next couple of days while testing negative for the virus, he should be ready to pick up another start after he practiced fully Wednesday and Thursday. After putting his dual-threat abilities on full display last week in a narrow loss to Green Bay, Huntley profiles as an appealing option for Week 16 fantasy lineups.

Dec 24, 2021 11:35 AM EST

Accounts for four TDs

Huntley completed 28 of 40 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Packers. He also rushed 13 times for 73 yards and two more scores.

Analysis: Huntley was impressive while starting in place of Lamar Jackson (ankle) another time. The signal-caller leaned on Mark Andrews in the passing game, connecting 10 times for 136 yards and two scores, but Huntley also made plays with his legs. In fact, with rushing scores from three and eight yards inside the last five minutes of regulation, Huntley put the Ravens in position to win the game. Although his two-point conversion target of Andrews with 45 seconds left ultimately proved unsuccessful, Huntley overall did an incredible imitation of Jackson given the circumstances, which should offer confidence if Baltimore's starter isn't able to return in Week 16 versus the Bengals.

Dec 19, 2021 5:41 PM EST

Draws Week 15 start at QB

With Lamar Jackson (ankle) inactive, Huntley is slated to start Sunday's game against the Packers, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Huntley thus represents a direct replacement option for those who held out hope that Jackson might be able to play Sunday, as well as fantasy managers scrambling for QB depth at this stage of Week 15, for any reason. While the 23-year-old Huntley can't match Jackson's upside, when he's been pressed into expanded duty this season he's held his own as a passer, while also chipping in as a rushing option.

Dec 19, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Takes over for injured starter

Huntley took over for Lamar Jackson (ankle) on Sunday, completing 27 of 38 pass attempts for 270 yards and a touchdown, adding 45 yards on six rushing attempts in a 24-22 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: Jackson went down early in the second quarter with an apparent ankle injury and had to be carted off of the field. Huntley took over and did his best impression of the star quarterback he replaced, leading the Ravens to a late comeback attempt that fell a two-point conversion away from tying the game. The second-year quarterback already flashed his dual-threat ability this season in spot start for Jackson in Week 11 when he completed 72 percent of his passes and rushed for 40 yards. We will get a Week 15 status update on Jackson when he undergoes an MRI on Monday, but Huntley is beginning to prove that he can step up anytime the Ravens' best player is sidelined.

Dec 12, 2021 2:59 PM EST

Headed back to No. 2 role

Huntley is expected to reprise his normal duties as the Ravens' backup quarterback Sunday against the Browns after Lamar Jackson (illness) practiced fully Wednesday, putting him on track to start this weekend, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Huntley handled all of the first-team reps in two of the Ravens' three practices last week while Jackson was idle due to a non-COVID-19-related illness, then picked up his first career NFL start in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Bears when Jackson was inactive for the contest. Though he didn't put up stellar numbers, Huntley delivered an acceptable fill-in performance, completing 72.2 percent of his throws for 6.1 yards while rushing seven times for 40 yards and turning the ball over once. Huntley won't make another start this season unless Jackson is unavailable for one reason or another, but the decent showing against Chicago at least may have given him some extra job security as the No. 2 option on the depth chart.

Nov 24, 2021 6:53 PM EST

Serviceable numbers in comeback win

Huntley completed 26 of 36 passes for 219 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and rushed seven times for 40 yards in the Ravens' 16-13 win over the Bears on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Baltimore.

Analysis: Filling in for Lamar Jackson (illness), Huntley turned in very solid numbers in his first NFL regular-season start. He also turned in a reasonably good impression of Jackson on the ground, but his biggest contribution came through the air late when he completed 21- and 29-yard passes to Devin Duvernay and Sammy Watkins, respectively, on what would turn out to be Baltimore's game-winning drive. With the source of Jackson's non-COVID malady still a mystery to the Ravens training staff, it remains to be seen if Huntley will be called upon for a second straight start in a Week 12 home divisional clash with the Browns.

Nov 21, 2021 2:24 PM EST

Game plan won't change

The Ravens won't change their game plan much against the Bears despite Huntley starting ahead of Lamar Jackson (illness), Jay Glazer reported on the Fox pregame show.

Analysis: Not only did Huntley take most of the reps in practice this week, but the Ravens believe that Huntley has a similar (albeit lesser) skill set to Jackson, so their formations and plays won't change much.

Nov 21, 2021 9:10 AM EST

To fill in for Jackson

With Lamar Jackson (illness) inactive, Huntley is slated to start Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: It will be the first career regular-season start for Huntley, who will be backed up by Trace McSorley, who was elevated from Baltimore's practice squad Saturday. With that in mind, Huntley is a speculative fantasy lineup option, but he's a consideration those scrambling for a Week 11 plug-in signal-caller (including those who roster Jackson) or who are in two-QB formats.

Nov 21, 2021 8:35 AM EST

Open season as primary backup

Huntley open the season as the primary backup to Lamar Jackson after Trace McSorley was waived Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: Huntley has reportedly upped his game during training camp, but the Ravens will likely be in trouble if Lamar Jackson has to miss an extended period of time. The 23-year-old's play style suits the Ravens' offense, so if he is thrust into game action the offense will remain relatively similar.

Sep 7, 2021 10:48 AM EST

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