Despite the continued absence of Lamar Jackson, crows Coach John Harbaugh hasn’t officially ruled out Jackson’s return for Sunday’s playoff game against the Jacksons Bengals. The Ravens quarterback has not played since Week 13 after suffering a PCL sprain.
Jackson Did not practice on ThursdayHe hasn’t trained at all with the team since December 2. And on Thursday, the midfielder himself took to social media to provide an update on his recovery, while also confirming that he will not be playing this weekend.
“Thank you all for your support and concerns about my injuries,” Jackson said chirp. “I want to give you all an update as I am in the process of recovery. I suffered a borderline grade 2 PCL sprain [grade 3 sprain]. There is still inflammation surrounding my knee and my knee is still not stable. I am still in good spirits, as I continue treatment on the road to recovery. I wish I could be there with my buddies more than anything, but I can’t give 100% of myself, to my buddies and fans. I still hope we still have a chance.”
Jackson missed his fifth straight game when the Ravens fell to the Bengals last Sunday. The Ravens went 8-4 with Jackson starting this season and 2-3 in games without him. The Ravens offense was much better with Jackson on the field, averaging 25 points per game, but without him, the unit averaged just 12.5 points per game.
While his completion percentage was his lowest since his rookie season, Jackson’s touchdown/intercept ratio was his best since his MVP season in 2019. Jackson also ran for 764 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 6.8 yards per carry, his highest since 2019. Season.
For the second year in a row, Tyler Huntley replaced Jackson for the latter part of Baltimore’s regular season. Huntley, who would be on the starting lineup against the Bengals if Jackson couldn’t play, completed 67% of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions during the regular season. He also ran for 137 yards and had 43 points.
However, there is no guarantee that Huntley will play, as he has been suffering from shoulder and wrist injuries. Despite doing some light throwing on Thursday, according to The Athletic, he didn’t play the Ravens reserve team in Week 18 and was limited in practice on Wednesday.
If Huntley is sidelined, Anthony Brown will start. Brown went 19 of 44 for 286 yards with two interceptions in his only start of the season, which came Sunday in a 27-16 loss to the Bengals.
As for Jackson, his future in Baltimore after the postseason was in question. He played under the team’s fifth-year option this year after he and the team were unable to reach a long-term agreement. Jackson’s market value is currently expected to be $245,442,090 over six years, According to Spottrack.
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