Joe Flacco hasn’t missed a start in his brief NFL career, but the Ravens probably don’t want to push their luck too much.
Following Marc Bulger’s retirement Wednesday morning, the team’s current backup is sixth-round rookie Tyrod Taylor. The Virginia Tech product was expected to be a developmental project this year, but offensive coordinator Cam Cameron likes what he sees.
“That’s our plan until someone else is here, and I don’t know that anybody will be here,” Cameron told the Baltimore Sun. “This kid is special and you guys that have watched him play [at Virginia Tech], you guys have seen him play more than I have, but you saw the practice. We have got a heck of a young quarterback. It is asking a lot out of him, but right now, we’re getting him ready to play.”
Peter King of SI.com, currently doing the “camp tour” thing, said Taylor is “better than you think” after watching him Tuesday.
“Confident-looking player. Rolled out today under pressure, threw a 15-yard dart, complete. Poised. Just liked what I saw,” King wrote.
We still anticipate the Ravens adding some sort of veteran to the mix. Brodie Croyle may be the best veteran out there.