Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley has been named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games. It will be the first Pro Bowl trip for Huntley as he replaces Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who is unable to participate due to injury.
The Pro Bowl has evolved from just a game over the last couple of years. The NFL is testing an expanded skills competition alongside a flag football tournament in place of a full-contact exhibition. Huntley will take part in both. The new Pro Bowl format allows athleticism to take precedence in the skills competition, making Huntley stand out as an appealing addition. The honor comes after Huntley started four regular season games for the Ravens. In those four games, Huntley passed for 658 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Baltimore had a 2-2 record with Huntley as the starter. The Ravens were able to clinch a playoff berth setting them up with a clash against AFC North Divisional rival Cincinnati Bengals. The playoff game against the Bengals gave a glimpse of Huntley’s best game of the season.
“He played his heart out,” tight end Mark Andrews said. “I think that anybody that watches this game is going to look at [No.] ‘2’, ‘Snoop,’ Tyler Huntley, and say, ‘Wow. This guy’s playing hard and playing good ball.’ So, you have to give your hats off to him. He’s just going to continue to learn and get better and better. I love that guy.”
Huntley and the Ravens gave Cincinnati a run for their money until a late play changed the game. Bengals defensive lineman Sam Hubbard came up with a fumble when the ball was lost by Huntley as he tried to go over the pile into the end zone. Hubbard ran 90+ yards to make the score 24-17.
Huntley completed 17 of 29 pass attempts for 226 yards and two touchdowns. He was also intercepted once. Additionally, Huntley carried the ball nine times for 54 yards. His 92.0 passer rating was second only to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (108.3) in the postseason.
Fellow Ravens tight end Mark Andrews, cornerback Marlon Humphrey, linebacker Roquan Smith and kicker Justin Tucker will join Huntley for the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas.