Report: Ravens' Tyler Huntley Placed on COVID-19/Reserve List; Out vs. Bengals

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 25, 2021

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 19: Tyler Huntley #2 of the Baltimore Ravens throws the ball during warm-up before the game against the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday's matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, per the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Aditi Kinkhabwala

Lamar Jackson will not travel with the team due to an ankle injury, the Ravens announced Saturday, putting Josh Johnson in line to start.   

Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

A look at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ravens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ravens</a>’ QB depth chart:<br><br>1. Lamar Jackson (out - ankle)<br>2. Snoop Huntley (headed to COVID list)<br>3. Josh Johnson (starts Sunday)<br>4. Chris Streveler (COVID list)<br>5. Kenji Bahar (backup Sunday) <a href="https://t.co/1s5ox4dVxM">https://t.co/1s5ox4dVxM</a>

The Ravens are 8-6 and facing a divisional rival in a game with huge implications for the AFC North title chase. The Bengals are also 8-6 and currently sit atop the division, and would hold the head-to-head tiebreaker with a win on Sunday after beating the Ravens 41-17 in October.

Baltimore is hoping to snap a three-game losing streak and trying, essentially, to save their playoff chances. That responsibility now falls on the shoulders of the journeyman quarterback.

Field Yates @FieldYates

Josh Johnson’s football journey is something else. Since being drafted in the fifth round in 2008, he’s changed teams 20 times (including his stints in the AFL, AAF and XFL).<br><br>Now he may step in as a starter in what would immediately become the biggest game of his career. <a href="https://t.co/TjCPNQ1iSq">https://t.co/TjCPNQ1iSq</a>

Johnson last started an NFL game in 2018 with the Washington Football Team. He threw for 590 yards, three scores and four touchdowns while completing just 57.1 percent of his passes in four appearances. He also rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown that year.

In Week 9 for the New York Jets this season, Johnson filled in for an injured Mike White and threw for 317 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

In total, Johnson has started eight NFL games in his career. He's 1-7 in those contests.  

Huntley has performed admirably in relief duty this season, throwing for 743 yards, three scores and an interception, and rushing for 168 yards and two touchdowns. The Ravens went 1-1 in his starts.