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NFLN: Ravens to Play Both Tyler Huntley, Anthony Brown vs. Bengals with Lamar Injured

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 15, 2023

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 01: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) runs onto the field during the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens on January 1, 2023 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. (Photo by Charles Brock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Charles Brock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly expected to play Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown at quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Ravens will play both depending on the personnel package on the field. Lamar Jackson remains out of the lineup with a knee injury.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has not named a starter for the game.

"We'll let you know," Harbaugh told reporters Friday. "We'll see when the time comes."

Huntley has been dealing with a right shoulder injury that caused him to miss Baltimore's regular-season finale against the Bengals. Brown, an undrafted rookie, started in Huntley's place and threw for 286 yards and two interceptions in the Ravens' 27-16 loss.

It's possible the Ravens use Brown in obvious passing situations while the more mobile Huntley plays in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Baltimore's offense has been designed around the mobility of Jackson, so having a quarterback like Huntley provides a more obvious one-for-one replacement situation. However, it's possible Huntley's throwing shoulder is still injured enough that he won't be able to push the ball down the field.

Regardless, the Ravens enter Sunday night's Wild Card matchup as a heavy underdog and don't appear to have much of a chance for a deep playoff run. Jackson remains week-to-week after missing the team's final five games of the regular season, and he has not practiced since going out early in a Dec. 4 win over the Denver Broncos.

It appears more likely than not that his season is over.