The retirement of veteran quarterback Marc Bulger could force the Ravens to explore a weak free agent market for a back up to Joe Flacco considering Flacco is the only QB on the Ravens roster with any playing experience.
His current backup, 6th round draft pick, Tyrod Taylor was 19-28, including 2 interceptions in his first NFL action against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night. However, Taylor seemed to become more and more comfortable as the game wore on, and the last drive he directed came up just short in the Ravens 13-6 loss to the Eagles.
1.) Brodie Croyle- The former Kansas Chief spent the past three seasons primarily as the backup. However, Croyle did start 10 games for the Chiefs throwing 8 touchdowns compared to 9 interceptions. Coincidentally, right before the Chiefs snagged the former Crimson Tide in the third round of the 2006 draft, the Ravens were looking at Croyle for themselves.
2.) Jim Sorgi- After backing up Peyton Manning for six seasons in Indianapolis, Sorgi signed a one year deal to back up Peyton’s little brother Eli in New York for the G-Men. In a seven-year career Sorgi has a 63.5% completion percentage, throwing for six touchdowns and just one interception.
3.) Jake Delhomme- After coming off multiple Tommy John surgeries, it’s been a struggle for the veteran Delhomme to say the least these past few seasons. In his last two seasons for the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns, Delhomme has complied just 10 touchdown passes compared to 25 interceptions. If the Ravens were to make a play on the former Panthers and Browns signal caller it would mark Delhomme’s third team in as many seasons.
4.) J.T. O’Sullivan- As the 49ers starter in 2008, O’Sullivan led the NFL in both interceptions and fumbles in the first half of 2008. In his past two seasons for the Bengals and Raiders O’Sullivan has thrown just 11 passes.
5.) Todd Bouman- In 2008 as Joe Flacco’s backup Bouman did not appear in a single game, but the former Raven did build a strong relationship with Flacco. In just one start last year with the Jaguars, he threw for 222 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.