In an interview with WBAL radio in Baltimore, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh reaffirmed that Tyrod Taylor is the Ravens number two quarterback behind Joe Flacco.
“Tyrod is our No. 2 quarterback; I want to make that very clear,” Harbaugh told WBAL radio on Thursday.
“Everybody competes for their job, there’s no doubt about it, we believe in that, we always will, but he’s our No. 2 quarterback. He’s entrenched as our No. 2 quarterback.”
The signing of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Curtis Painter distorted many fans views of the current back-up situation.
Harbaugh said that Painter is currently the No. 3 quarterback, and that the team may opt to continue to have a third arm on the roster throughout the season, whether that position is given to Painter or someone else. The Ravens’ head coach is also leaving the door open to bringing in a fourth signal caller during training camp.
“In the end, we would rather have three than two,” Harbaugh said. “I think people were concerned about that last year. Joe has been extremely durable, but knock on wood, if something would happen or if something would happen to Tyrod. We need another quarterback right now for the offseason too. That’s why we did it right now. We have to have the extra arm right now to throw to our guys.”