Ravens bring in two quarterbacks

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois and Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas stopped by for private workouts with the Ravens.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois and Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas stopped by for private workouts with the Ravens.

The Ravens have entered the 2014 offseason by publicly stating that they would like to have competition for the backup quarterback position after Tyrod Taylor didn't show enough in the few meaningful snaps he took in 2013. Likely, the Ravens are looking for a backup that compliments the scheme that they run.

Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo has been a name getting some traction around the league as teams are liking what they see from workouts. Garoppolo has been likened to Matt Hasselbeck in the idea that he has enough skill and the mental ability to be a consistent winner in the NFL given the proper scheme and coaching. While he would be a good backup, it is likely that a quarterback hungry team is willing to gamble a higher round draft pick than the Ravens.

Logan Thomas is a bit more of a project at quarterback. The Virginia Tech quarterback has all the physical traits that you would like to see from a quarterback, frequently being one of the top players at each drill during the NFL combine. However, he is a raw player that would certainly be one that Ravens' coaches would have to mold into a functional quarterback capable of playing smarter football in the case that he would need to play for an injured Joe Flacco.

The Ravens' backup quarterback job has been one of the most cushy jobs in all the NFL since the Ravens drafted franchise quarterback Joe Flacco in the first round of the 2008 draft. Flacco has put up unspectacular numbers but has been a proven winner leading up to a Super Bowl win at the end of the 2012 season. Flacco has also been one of the most durable players in the game having started every game of his career to date. Regardless of what competition is brought in, most Ravens fans would be happier to never see them take a snap from under center.

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