Baltimore Ravens: Will Backup QB Tyrod Taylor See More Action?

By Wola Odeniran
Tyrod Taylor
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An interesting development in the Baltimore Ravens win against the New York Jets is about to spark some controversy in the fact that Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor saw some action in the wildcat often over the course of the game.

It remains to be seen how long the Ravens will use the wildcat offense with Taylor. I personally think the weather played a big role in the Ravens using Taylor often.

“I can’t tell you,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh noted via as he tries to avoid showing his plans for opponents. “I can’t comment on that, as you all know. We’ll see.”

It was a very windy Sunday afternoon, which obviously would have a negative impact in the passing game, and the Ravens used the opportunity to be creative in the running game.

“It felt good to get out there to try to make a couple plays, spark the offense a little bit and throw the defense off,” Taylor noted via “It wasn’t perfect, but there were some positives in there.”

In all of the snaps the Ravens took on offense with the wild cat, Joe Flacco stood alone on the outside during every play by not even blocking a single defender. It was like watching the Ravens play with 10 players on the field.

When it’s time to play the elite teams around the league, I don’t think the Ravens will run the wildcat often. This isn’t the first time the Ravens have showcased Taylor in a regular season game, but at the same time the Ravens have never used Taylor in the playoffs.

At the end of the day, it was a little funny watching the offense without Flacco under center considering the fact that the Ravens gave Flacco a $120 million contract this offseason, and he just stood on the outside, and watched every else work on offense.

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