Ravens practicing plays where multiple quarterbacks touch the ball

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Could a two-quarterback offense be coming to Baltimore?

The Ravens had their first public training camp practice on Thursday, and at it they thrilled the crowd by getting multiple quarterbacks on the field at the same time.

Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports that the Ravens ran an offensive play on which starting quarterback Joe Flacco and his rookie backup Lamar Jackson both touched the ball. On the next play, Jackson and third-string quarterback Robert Griffin III both touched the ball. Ravens fans were clearly into it.

Whether the Ravens are just trying a few gadget plays at the start of camp, or whether they think they can use two quarterbacks on the field regularly, remains to be seen. But it does appear that the Ravens don’t think it’s quite as simple as Flacco competing with Jackson to keep the starting job, and Jackson staying on the sideline unless he supplants Flacco. Both Flacco and Jackson may get playing time when the regular season starts, and maybe even on the same play.

31 responses to “Ravens practicing plays where multiple quarterbacks touch the ball

  1. Harbaugh clearly still obsessed with the 2014 divisional game against the Pats. How cute.

  2. where you have 2 quarterbacks, you have no quarterback…… See the CLE. file the last several years.

  3. They’re trying so hard to confuse defenses that they’re going to confuse themselves. Waiting for all the illegal shift and illegal formation penalties that are coming…

  4. I’m sure Joe Flacco will be happy to come out of game when LaMar Jackson enters for some gadget plays. Haha.

    I never saw the value in pulling your starter out for a few QB packages because the other guy has better wheels.

    Ruins a QB’s flow coming in and out. Whenever LaMar is ready to start which will be most likely next season at the earliest. Use him then. Don’t mess around with 2 QB’s.

  5. Like putting a “Missing Child” poster on a telephone poll…i think it worked once…

  6. I got an idea how about just getting a guy to touch the ball in the end zone

  7. They should have kept this quiet, pulling it out the first time they face the Patriots and see if they could fool Belichick the way he fooled them in the 2014 AFC Divisional game. The Patriots employed legal tackle eligible trick formations which fooled Harbaugh.

  8. Hopefully whiny Harbaugh read the rules on whether you can have two QBs in there at the same time. I would hate to see him get embarrassed by ineligible players again.

  9. Opposing defenses figured it out. If Flacco is in, it’s a pass and if Jackson is in it’s a run. Got it!

  10. vikings1234 says:
    July 20, 2018 at 1:50 pm
    They should have kept this quiet, pulling it out the first time they face the Patriots and see if they could fool Belichick the way he fooled them in the 2014 AFC Divisional game. The Patriots employed legal tackle eligible trick formations which fooled Harbaugh.

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    The sad thing is that the Pats could have run those plays a week later and a week after that against the Ravens and they would still fool Harbaugh…

  11. That works great in a walk through with your own teammates.In a real game as soon as Flacco no longer has the QB pocket protection and is fair game a defender will get to take a free legal shot every play.Good luck Joe.

  12. It’s going to be really awkward when an opposing team runs this kind of play against Baltimore and John Harbaugh declares that it’s too deceptive and demands the rules be changed.

  13. This would be hilarious. Ravens have been employing a below average one QB system….so what’s better than that you ask? Add a rookie QB and make it a mediocre and inexperienced 2 QB system. If that doesn’t work, they will cut their punter and kicker and get value out of Flacco that route.

  14. I think Flacco should hold out for a contract extension that would lengthen his current contract past 2021, and tie the money amount to the salary cap now that he has the Ravens over a barrel. Right?

  15. Outstanding. So what QB will be injured first on one of these stupid plays? When they don’t have the ball they aren’t QBs. And an option QB running the ball is treated as an RB.

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