The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly giving quarterback Tyler Huntley the lowest possible tender, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. This means that the Ravens will not receive any draft compensation if another team signs him.
With quarterback Lamar Jackson’s future with the Ravens still uncertain, Baltimore is looking to at least have a chance to keep its backup quarterback. The Ravens are placing the original-round tender on restricted free-agent quarterback Tyler Huntley.
This means any team has the opportunity to sign Huntley to an offer sheet. If the Ravens decline to match the contract, they would not receive any compensation. If the Ravens had placed a second-round tender on Huntley, it would have guaranteed the quarterback’s return for 2023, as teams might be reluctant to give up a second-round pick for Huntley.
Huntley has started eight regular-season games and a playoff game for the Ravens in the last two seasons. The club went 1-3 in 2021 with Huntley at the helm and 2-2 in 2022. The Ravens lost the postseason game in January against the Bengals.
In 15 career appearances with eight starts, Huntley has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 1,754 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. He’s also rushed for 454 yards with three touchdowns. It’s worth noting that Huntley was a Pro-Bowl selection due to other players sitting the game out last season.
The Ravens’ decision to give Huntley the lowest possible tender indicates that they are not entirely committed to keeping him in the long term. It remains to be seen whether Huntley will receive any offers from other teams and what the Ravens’ plan is for their quarterback position moving forward.