The Baltimore Ravens are believed to have a historic QB room as we enter the 2023 season. The position group consists of three African American passers as well as two Black coaches.
It’s believed to be the first ever all African American group in NFL history. In that quarterback room are Lamar Jackson, Tyler Huntley, and Josh Johnson, as well as coaches Tee Martin and Kerry Dixon.
We’ve seen each of these passers at the NFL level, with two being former Pro Bowl selections.
Jackson is a superstar, taking home the MVP in 2019 after throwing for a league-high 36 touchdowns and rushing for 1,200 yards. While he dealt with a seemingly never-ending contract negotiation this past offseason, he’s now locked in with the franchise for the foreseeable future.
Huntley, meanwhile, took over for Jackson in each of the last two seasons as the starter dealt with injuries. In his eight starts, Huntley has gone 3-5 while racking up 1,700 passing yards.
As for Johnson, he’s been an NFL journeyman, getting ready to suit up for his eighth team this season.
The coaching staff consists of national championship winning quarterback Tee Martin and former Baylor and Hampton passer Kerry Dixon.
The quintet is making NFL history.
The #Ravens are believed to be the first team in NFL history to have an all-African American QB room, from players to coaches.
From left to right…
• Assistant QBs coach Kerry Dixon
• QB Tyler Huntley
• QB Lamar Jackson
• QB Josh Johnson
• QBs coach Tee Martin
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 5, 2023
Fans and followers quickly reacted to the Ravens QB room news as they posted responses on social media.
“Awesome, that coaching staff surrounding them is top notch,” one person wrote, while another said, “Making history!”
This follower commented, “We’re going to make more history when we go 17-0 and win the Super Bowl.”
The Bengals are the betting favorite in the AFC North, but Baltimore should be a contender. If Lamar Jackson can stay healthy and return to his MVP form, the sky will be the limit for the Ravens.