There were no surprises from the quarterbacks competing to be Joe Flacco’s top backup in 2018.
It went almost as expected, except Robert Griffin III started the preseason opener against the Chicago Bears on Thursday night and rookie Lamar Jackson, the team’s first-round draft pick out of Louisville, played the second half.
Overall, the reviews were solid. The national media had turned this into a quarterback battle where Jackson was supposed to challenge Flacco for the starting job. That might be the plan for the future, but it will have to hold for another day.
Maybe even another year or two.
Flacco was one of many starters who...