Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) walks off the field after being defeated by Cincinnati Bengals 34-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Baltimore Ravens want a backup QB


The Baltimore Ravens have been fairly quiet during the offseason.

Although they did make a splash by signing veteran wide receiver Steve Smith after he was released by the Carolina Panthers, they have mostly focused on re-signing their own players, like offensive tackle Eugene Monroe.

One position they would like upgrade their depth is at quarterback. They’d like to find a veteran backup for Joe Flacco.

According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, the Ravens were interested in Brandon Weeden before he signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Ravens held discussions with former Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden this week before he joined the Dallas Cowboys on a two-year contract Monday, according to a league source.

Weeden, 30, ultimately chose the Cowboys’ $1.23 million contract and is still due a remaining $2.1 million in remaining guaranteed money from the Browns

According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Ravens don’t trust their current backup, Tyrod Taylor, to win games.

Tyrod Taylor, the Ravens’ backup for the past three seasons, can get the team through a game if Flacco got hurt. But, if Flacco had to miss a significant amount of time, the Ravens’ season would be over because Taylor isn’t an accurate passer.

Hensley suggests Matt Flynn and Rex Grossman as possibilities.

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