The Ravens didn’t sign a veteran quarterback to back up Joe Flacco this offseason.
They didn’t sign a veteran quarterback during training camp.
They haven’t signed a veteran quarterback since teams made their final roster cuts last weekend.
And, as of now, head coach John Harbaugh says that the Ravens are planning on going into the regular season with rookie Tyrod Taylor as their backup quarterback, instead of a more proven signal caller.
“Tyrod’s our backup quarterback,” Harbaugh said. “Look at the roster.”
While Harbaugh gave Taylor his endorsement, there’s always a chance the roster gets a makeover. The Ravens could consider any number of veteran quarterbacks that are out on the free agent market, which could bump Taylor down to the third-string QB position.
“We never rule out any moves,” Harbaugh said. “We’re always looking for ways to make our team better, but I sure like Tyrod as a football player, and he had a heck of a preseason. If he goes into a game to play quarterback, that opponent’s going to have their hands full.”
One current option is David Garrard, the former Jaguars quarterback who was released yesterday. A nine-year veteran with over 16,000 passing yards under his belt, Garrard is the best available free agent option at this point.
Asked about Garrard today, Harbaugh said he’s unaware of any discussions between the Ravens and the veteran quarterback.
“I don’t know,” Harbaugh said. “We had practice today and meetings, so I haven’t been involved in any of that.”