At this point, Baltimore Ravens must be looking at a whole host of New Year goodwill to come out of the troubles that they find themselves in. The quarterback for the team, Tyler Huntley, who was previously supposed to start the key division game on Sunday against the Bengals, has been moved towards the reserve list for COVID-19, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Huntley did not even take to practice on Friday due to an illness that was previously thought to not be COVID-19, but something seems to have changed.
Trouble For Baltimore Ravens as Huntley Is Out For COVID
The Baltimore Ravens later went on to announce Lamar Jackson, who was officially sought as questionable for the game on Sunday due to an ankle injury, despite not playing for the last couple of weeks, will not be traveling with the team to Cincinnati- which leaves Josh Johnson, the third-string quarterback as the only one left to start the game. Johnson, who recently signed with the team on the 15th of December, may have implied that things weren’t what they seemed shortly before the news broke.
Interestingly, Johnson hasn’t played in an NFL game over the last three years. Before he signed on with the Baltimore Ravens, he had appeared in three games with the New York Jets, where he completed 29 of 45 passes for around 334 passing yards, which also had one interception and three touchdowns. The Ravens then went on to sign Kenji Bahar, an undrafted quarterback out of Monmouth- who would be serving as the backup to Johnson.
The current season doesn’t seem to be going great for the Baltimore Ravens, as they have 17 players on injured reserve and around 14 players on their injury report.