Young quarterback Bryn Renner is quietly having a strong preseason. We've been talking about him for a couple of weeks now, and every time you watch the kid play he impresses you more. He isn't going to dazzle you with great arm strength and I don't know him well, personally, but he seems to have a presence about him on the field.
He is competitive and doesn't mind taking charge of the huddle or situations. He isn't going to replace veteran Matt Schaub as the backup, but he has closed some of the distance since training camp started. The question is: what are the Ravens going to do with him? Right now, he looks as good, if not better, than some of the No. 2 or other No. 3 quarterbacks in the league.
In two preseason games, the former North Carolina quarterback has completed 21 of 35 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 88.5.
"We've seen [Bryn Renner] do some really good things – grow and to gain a little bit of confidence in his ability," Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said. "He has a lot of reps. He had 40-some reps last week with the drives that he had. In the first two weeks, I think we've seen that he has made some plays. What we've seen him do over the last six months is he has made some of the mistakes he has made early, [but] he's not making [the same mistakes] now.
"He's doing a better job with his reads, getting to the right guy quicker and taking some of the gray area out of the way he does things. He has really sharpened his decision-making, and it has helped him."