After alternate quarterback Tyler Huntley lands on the COVID-19 roster on Saturday, Josh Johnson will lead the Ravens against the Bengals on Sunday.

For the first time since 2015, when Joe Flacco, Matt Schaub, Jimmy Clausen and Ryan Mallett each started for Baltimore, the Ravens will start three quarters in one season.

Huntley was originally scheduled to start in place of Lamar Jackson, who has skipped practice all week with an ankle injury. As the Ravens traveled to Cincinnati, Baltimore announced that Jackson had not joined them for the Week 16 game. After reports confirmed Huntley tested positive for COVID-19, the Ravens are forced to rely on Johnson, whom they signed on December 15.

Baltimore signed Johnson from the Jets training team about 10 days ago and is currently the only healthy quarterback in the roster. Although he hasn’t started a game in three years, Johnson has left the bench three times this season as a member of the Jets.

Despite being selected by the Ravens on December 15, Johnson, 35, is expected to lead Baltimore against Cincinnati. He’ll be thrown straight into the fire as the Ravens prepare to face the Bengals for a playoff spot.

Johnson has appeared in three games for the Jets this season, including the Jets’ 34-31 victory over the Bengals in Week 7. He completed two passes for 17 yards against Cincinnati, while he completed 27 passes for 317 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. in a 45-30 loss to the Colts.

After making appearances in both the United Football League and the Alliance of American Football, as well as the NFL, Johnson will debut in the NFL for the first time since 2018, when he started three games for Washington.

Although he has yet to start an NFL game, rookie Kenji Bahar signed with the Baltimore practice team on Saturday. Bahar, 24, will be elevated to the active roster ahead of the Bengals game to serve as Johnson’s replacement.

After graduating from Monmouth, the Baltimore native spent time with the Ravens during the preseason. He signed with the Ravens after alternate quarterback Trace McSorley injured his back in August. In Game 1, Bahar completed 11 of 18 passes for 86 yards with one interception, and rushed four times for 25 yards in the Ravens’ 17-14 win over the Saints.

If the Ravens are to use an emergency quarterback, punter Sam Koch could get the green light. It probably won’t happen, but if it does, ESPN has listed Koch as the Ravens emergency quarterback. The 39-year-old has hit all seven of his career pass attempts for 82 yards.

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