May 19, 2024

In the sixth round of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens have taken a proactive step to bolster their quarterback depth behind Lamar Jackson. While the selection of Kentucky quarterback Devin Leary isn’t intended to spark a quarterback controversy, it does provide valuable reinforcement for the Ravens’ quarterback roster.

Picked at No. 218 overall, Leary becomes the 14th quarterback in franchise history drafted by the Ravens, following Trace McSorley’s selection in 2019. Leary’s collegiate journey includes four years at NC State before transferring to Kentucky for his final season, where he replaced Will Levis. During his tenure at Kentucky, Leary guided the Wildcats to a 7-6 record in the SEC, demonstrating his ability with 2,746 passing yards, completing over 56% of his passes, and tallying 25 touchdowns alongside 12 interceptions.

Devin Leary, Kentucky, Quarterback

While Leary’s immediate impact with the Ravens remains uncertain given Jackson’s established position as the starting quarterback, his addition provides vital insurance in the event of significant injuries. With Tyler Huntley’s departure to the Cleveland Browns in free agency, and veteran Josh Johnson as the primary backup, Leary’s arrival injects competition for the QB2 position during training camp. This move underscores the Ravens’ commitment to ensuring depth and stability at the quarterback position, crucial for navigating the rigors of an NFL season.

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