Measuring up

Ravens QB Smith not short on confidence, support from team

December 23, 2007|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter

Six weeks ago, Troy Smith wasn't on the Ravens' quarterback radar, a third-stringer who could only hope to one day get a shot at running the offense.

Now, after injuries to Steve McNair and Kyle Boller, Smith has been thrust into his first NFL start today, when the reeling Ravens (4-10) play at the NFC West champion Seattle Seahawks (9-5).

Ravens@Seahawks Today, 4:15 p.m., chs. 13, 9, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Seahawks by 11

Fresh starts

The Ravens' Troy Smith will become the fourth rookie quarterback to start in the NFL this season. A look at how the first three have fared:

Quarterback, Team Round drafted Record TDs INTs Rating Trent Edwards, Bills Third 5-2 5 5 75.6 John Beck, Dolphins Second 0-4 0 3 53.6 Matt Moore, Panthers Undrafted 1-0 0 3 53.9

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