Will Lamar Jackson play this week?
Looking at the Ravens’ report and the chances of Lamar Jackson playing vs Bengals on Super Wild Card Weekend
The status of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson heading into Wild Card Weekend is raising more and more questions by the day.
Jackson, who hugely leads the Baltimore offense, has been out since Week 13 due to a sprained knee suffered against the Denver Broncos. The quarterback missed another practice on Wednesday making the likelihood of his availability for Sunday night’s Super Wild Card Weekend matchup against the Bengals farfetched.
The Ravens went 8-4 with Jackson starting this season and 2-3 in games without him. They are averaging 13 points per game with Tyler Huntley, replacing Jackson for a second straight year, and Anthony Brown at the wheel. And even though Baltimore has gone 2-3 in that span, things do not look good for them.
This week, the Ravens have more bad news as Huntley was limited in Wednesday’s practice because of right shoulder/wrist injuries. The 24-year-old did not play in Week 18.
Huntley has completed 67% of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions during the regular season. He has also run for 137 yards and a score on 43 carries.
The AFC North showdown between the Ravens and Bengals takes place on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Jackson’s status beyond postseason
Jackson’s future with Baltimore beyond the postseason is also concerning. The 26-year-old played under the franchise tag this season after he didn’t come to a long-term agreement with his team. His market value is currently projected at $245,442,090 over six years.