Tyler Huntley Named to Pro Bowl Roster
Ravens backup quarterback Tyler Huntley has been named to the 2022 AFC Pro Bowl roster, and will join Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in Las Vegas for this years Pro Bowl. Huntley will now become the seventh Raven heading to Vegas.
Huntley was named as the fourth alternate behind Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Chargers quarterback Justin Hebrert, and teammate Lamar Jackson. All three alternates are unable to play due to injury, and with backups Josh Allen (elbow), Joe Burrow (opt-out), and starter Patrick Mahomes (Super Bowl) all not playing in Vegas, Huntley was the next in line to get the honor.
Huntley in just his third season will make his first Pro Bowl appearance after playing in six games this season, including making his first career playoff start. Huntley replaced an injured Lamar Jackson in week 13 and finished the regular season throwing for 658 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions, with a completion percentage of 67%. Huntley also added 137 yards on 43 carries, and one touchdown.
In the wild-card round against the the Bengals, Huntley had his best game not only of the season but of his career as he outplayed Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow as Huntley threw for 226 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, while adding 54 yards on nine carries. However a costly fumble at the goal line by Huntley would be the difference as the Ravens fell to the Bengals 24-17.
Huntley’s two touchdowns is the fewest touchdowns thrown by any quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl, the previous low was by Eagles quarterback Miek Boryla in 1975 when he was named a Pro Bowler after throwing just six touchdowns that season.
This years Pro Bowl will have a different look to it as it will be the first year the game will be flag football, as the NFL has opted away from the full contact game that had been the norm since the games inception in 1951.
The NFL Pro Bowl takes place this Sunday at 3 P.M. on ESPN.