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Tyler Huntley is the Baltimore Ravens’ backup QB right now. Here’s how it happened

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley works out during an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Owings Mills, Md.
Julio Cortez, Associated Press

Former Utah Ute quarterback Tyler Huntley is now the No. 2 in Baltimore.

On Tuesday, the Ravens placed Trace McSorley, the most recent backup in Baltimore, on the injured reserve list, meaning he’ll be out at least three weeks and at least through the end of the regular season. McSorley briefly filled in for starter Lamar Jackson on Monday night in the Ravens’ 47-42 win over Cleveland but suffered a knee injury while scrambling on a third-down play.

This comes after Robert Griffin III, the team’s backup quarterback through much of the season, was placed on IR on Dec. 4. Griffin filled in for Jackson as the team’s starter against Pittsburgh on Dec. 1 when Jackson was on the COVID-19 reserve list. Griffin could be eligible to return in Week 16, but he’ll also be out this week.

Huntley, an undrafted rookie, has spent the year on the team’s practice squad, outside of the Steelers game two weeks ago, when he was moved to the active roster as Baltimore dealt with an COVID-19 outbreak. As of now, Huntley is the lone healthy quarterback available besides Jackson currently on the Ravens’ roster.

Baltimore hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday.