On Friday afternoon, the Ravens announced via the team’s official Twitter account that they had waived QB Kenji Bahar.
We have waived QB Kenji Bahar.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 4, 2021
Bahar was scooped up by the Ravens after going undrafted several weeks ago. He previously played four seasons at Monmouth, where he set multiple school records and made a name for himself in the Big South conference. For his college career, Bahar played the most games ever for a Monmouth quarterback, accumulated over 80 combined touchdowns and threw for just shy of 10,000 passing yards.
Bahar’s hometown is Baltimore, so it was a feel-good story for the Ravens to sign him as an UDFA. However, his chances of sticking around long were always going to be slim given the Ravens are already three-deep at quarterback.
Bahar was a longshot to usurp Trace McSorley or Tyler Huntley behind Lamar Jackson on the depth chart. That’s not necessarily a knock on Bahar, though, but rather just a reality of the situation he entered. Given his strong collegiate resume, physical tools and athletic traits, Bahar could easily find himself on another roster before too long.
As for the Ravens, this transaction only intensifies the forthcoming battle for the backup quarterback spot between McSorley and Huntley. This competition is surely one to keep an eye on as training camp approaches.