Now down to only one quarterbacks and a punter with an arm, the Ravens are absolutely going to be adding in some help at that position. When Joe Flacco was announced as out for the season after tearing his ACL and MCL against the St. Louis Rams late in the fourth quarter, the talk immediately became who the Ravens could turn to to back up now tarting quarterback Matt Schaub.
Entering week 12, the options are beyond slim on the free agent market and the final decision will likely be a combination of pure talent and experience with Marc Trestman and the offensive scheme the Ravens run. The first quarterback that comes to mind is one we saw in training camp; Bryn Renner.
Having been on the team earlier in the year during training camp, the Ravens waived Renner despite looking better that Schaub throughout the preseason, having been cut on September 5th. The Ravens liked what they saw enough to put him on the practice squad the following day but ultimately had to be cut due to other injuries and the need for depth at other positions.
Few players on the free agent market have the experience that Renner has within the Baltimore Ravens system under Marc Trestman. Being Trestman's first season with the Ravens, Renner almost seems like the logical pick to be added back to the team in some capacity. Harbaugh echoed that sentiment when asked if the Ravens were looking at Renner for a roster spot.
We've talked about Bryn. Bryn would be a candidate probably for that practice squad spot that Jeff (reporter) had talked about, that would be a possibility, yes.
Most famous here in Baltimore for his last second heroics against the New Orleans Saints where Renner ran in the touchdown as time ticked down, giving the Ravens their only win of the preseason. Renner would finish the preseason with 409 yards passing, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions as well as the single touchdown run.