Tyler Huntley, the quarterback for the Ravens, won’t play against the Bengals on Sunday, therefore Anthony Brown will start. The backup will be veteran quarterback Brett Hundley.
In place of Lamar Jackson, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since early December, Huntley started Baltimore’s previous four games. Since Huntley took over as the starter, Baltimore is 2-2. The Ravens are hopeful that Jackson will be able to play again the following weekend in the wild-card playoff round.
Brown is a rookie undrafted free agent from Oregon who is making his first NFL start. He played for Boston College for three of his five college seasons and Oregon for the other two. He had his best season in 2021 with the Ducks, when he threw for 2,989 yards, ran for 658 yards, and scored a total of 28 touchdowns.
The Ravens already have a playoff position locked up, but with a win and a successful coin toss tiebreaker win later in the day, they may host a playoff game. However, Baltimore is ensuring that the squad is healthy for the following week by benching both Huntley and running back J.K. Dobbins.