Ravens’ Ozzie Newsome open to drafting a quarterback


The Baltimore Ravens recently made quarterback Joe Flacco the highest-paid in NFL history, backup Tyrod Taylor is entering his third season and the team just signed Caleb Hanie to compete against Taylor for a roster spot.

But that doesn’t mean Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome isn’t open to the idea of brining in another signal caller.

“What we’ve done in free agency has allowed us to free up our draft board, and free it up in the sense that if we wanted to go with a third quarterback, and one of those guys slides to us at one of the rounds, then we can take a guy to be our third [quarterback on the active roster] because Tyrod is going into his third year,” Newsome said via Ravens.com.

Adding another quarterback would give the Ravens more competition at the backup position and give the team another option if they want to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.

For the last two seasons the Ravens have stuck with just two quarterbacks on the active roster – Flacco, who was drafted in the first-round in 2008, and Taylor, who the Ravens selected in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.

Taylor will become a free agent in 2015.

Via Ravens.com:

“Some of the mid-to-late round quarterback prospects are N.C. State’s Mike Glennon, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones, Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson, Tennessee’s Tyer Bray, Arizona’s Matt Scott and Miami’s Zac Dysert.”

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