Source – Brown reaches agreement with former Ravens QB Tyler Huntley

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley on a one-year contract at the veteran's minimum salary, a source told ESPN on Sunday.

The Browns now have three quarterbacks on their roster behind Deshaun Watson. Cleveland signed Jameis Winston last week to be Watson's backup. The Browns also have Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who started three games as a starter last season after being selected in the fifth round out of UCLA.

It's more insurance for the Browns, who had to juggle two quarterbacks last season when Watson injured his shoulder and made just six starts, ultimately needing surgery. PJ Walker, Thompson-Robinson and Joe Flacco all started games last season when Watson was injured.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said in January that Watson was still on track to return this spring from surgery he underwent in November.

Huntley has been the Ravens' primary backup to Lamar Jackson for the past three seasons, with varying degrees of success. Filling in for the injured Jackson, Huntley was 3-7 as a starter for Baltimore, losing his last three starts, including a wild-card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coming out of Utah State in 2022, Huntley showed a lot of promise in four starts in 2021, when he averaged 193 yards passing and 59.7 yards rushing per game. He nearly led Baltimore to an upset win over the Los Angeles Rams, falling to the eventual Super Bowl champions 20-19.

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In 2022, Huntley was once again pressed into action but suffered from tendonitis in his shoulder as the Ravens averaged 12.3 points in his four regular season starts. In a 24-17 postseason loss to the Bengals, Huntley committed the most critical foul of the game when he fumbled on a score at the 17, lost the ball on a jump toward the end zone and returned the turnover 98 yards for a Bengals touchdown. Defensive end Sam Hubbard.

In 20 career games, Huntley, 26, has passed for 1,957 yards, thrown 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He was a surprise Pro Bowl selection in 2022 after being a fourth-place alternate. He had just two touchdown passes that season — the fewest for a quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl since the 1970 merger.

ESPN's Jamison Hensley contributed to this report.

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