6 dark horse options to be the Vikings quarterback in 2024

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Quarterback No. 6

Tyler Huntley

2023 Team: Baltimore Ravens

Earlier this year, the Ravens finally decided to award quarterback Lamar Jackson with a lucrative, multi-year contract extension, ensuring that he remains their starter for at least the next few seasons.

Before extending Jackson, Baltimore also re-signed quarterback Tyler Huntley back in March. Huntley started in four games for the Ravens in 2022 when Jackson had to miss time, and his performance resulted in him being given a spot on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster.

If Huntley is hoping to get a shot at being a full-time starting signal-caller for an NFL team in the near future, he knows it's not probably going to happen in Baltimore after they just extended Jackson.

In 2024, he will become an unrestricted free agent, and he will be able to sign with any team that offers him a contract.

Since Huntley has been a backup for the majority of his time in the NFL since entering the league in 2020, he could be an affordable option for a team looking to save some money on a possible starting quarterback for the 2024 season.

Could that team be the Vikings? Like Malik Willis, Huntley is skilled as both a rusher and a passer, which could be enticing for Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell to work with.


Even if the Vikings brought Huntley in to be a bridge quarterback while they develop a young passing prospect they acquired in the 2024 draft, he would be a good option to consider.

He's shown he can be a competent starting quarterback during his tenure in the NFL with the Ravens, and that's all Minnesota would really need until their rookie is ready to take over.

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