The Baltimore Ravens will start their third quarterback for the 2015 season. News has come down that quarterback Jimmy Clausen will be under center to start against the Seattle Seahawks instead of veteran Matt Schaub.
After having eight seasons where the Ravens never wavered at the quarterback position, it is a stark contrast this season after quarterback Joe Flacco went down after the week 11 matchup against the St. Louis Rams. Tearing his ACL and MCL, Flacco just had the swelling go down enough to have surgery earlier this week. That put 34-year old quarterback Matt Schaub at the helm. Sadly for Schaub and the Ravens, he had a continuation of the pick-sixes he threw for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans.
Now after having Matt Schaub get beaten up severely against the Miami Dolphins, the Ravens had little choice but to make the switch. Something that was already in the minds of the coaching staff according to head coach John Harbaugh.
There's always thoughts on everything. So we'll consider everything, but Matt's the quarterback and Jimmy's the backup quarterback.
As this week wore on, the Ravens began to give hints that Schaub wouldn't be the guy to start on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. With Harbaugh saying that it was likely that both Schaub and Clausen would play regardless of health and then the signing of young quarterback Bryn Renner to the 53-man roster, it became obvious that Schaub wouldn't be able to play today.
This does mark the second time that Clausen will face off against the Seattle Seahawks. His first adventure ended in a 26-0 loss as he went 9 of 16 for 63 total yards and zero touchdowns.
Hopefully for the Ravens, Clausen is able to improve on that performance and look like the quarterback that the Ravens could count on moving forward.