Matt Schaub is now the Ravens’ starting quarterback, but who will be Schaub’s backup?

That’s one of many questions facing the Ravens in the aftermath of Joe Flacco’ season-ending torn ACL. No matter who they sign, the Ravens will make a move quickly. They have no choice.

“Right now, (punter) Sam Koch is our No. 2 quarterback,” coach John Harbaugh said smiling after Sunday’s game. “We’re not really comfortable with that situation right now.”

There’s a shortage of quarterback talent on the market, but general manager Ozzie Newsome must find someone to backup Schaub before the Ravens face the Browns (Nov. 30) on Monday Night Football.

Here are some possibilities:

Jason Campbell

The Ravens were interested in him during the offseason, but Campbell, a 10-year NFL veteran, was already leaning toward retirement and has not played this season. Checking to see if Campbell might have a change of heart is probably worth a phone call.  

Rex Grossman

The Falcons released Grossman in September, but the 35-year-old would add experience to the quarterback room.

Christian Ponder

The former Vikings’ starter and 2012 first round pick was cut by the Raiders during the preseason, and worked out for the Titans this month. The Ravens may feel Ponder is worth a look-see.

Bryn Renner

He was on the Ravens’ practice squad before being cut in September. He is obviously familiar with the Ravens’ system, but if something happened to Schaub, would Renner be game-ready?


Keith Wenning

Currently on the Bengals’ practice squad, Wenning was a sixth-round Ravens draft pick in 2014, so the organization obviously liked him. The Ravens released Wenning in May, after he spent the 2014 season on the Ravens’ practice squad.

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