Despite the absence of Lamar Jackson, Crows Coach John Harbaugh has not officially ruled out Jackson’s return for Sunday night’s wild-card playoff game. Bengal. The Ravens’ starting quarterback hasn’t played since Week 13 because of a sprained PCL.
Jackson Did not practice on Thursdayand Dec. 2 Did not do any training for the first team. On Thursday, the quarterback took to social media to announce his recovery, while also confirming that he will not play this weekend.
“Thank you all for your support and concern regarding my injuries,” Jackson said He tweeted that. “Just wanted to give you all an update as I’m in recovery. A PCL with a borderline grade 2 sprain. [grade 3 sprain]. I still have swelling around my knee and my knee is unstable. I am still in good spirits as I continue treatment on the road to recovery. I love being out there with my guys more than anything, but I can’t give 100% to my guys and the fans. I still believe we’ll get another chance.”
Jackson missed his fifth straight game last Sunday when the Ravens fell to the Bengals. The Ravens went 8-4 with Jackson this season and 2-3 in his absence. The Ravens offense has been better with Jackson on the field, averaging 25 points per game, but without him, the unit has averaged just 12.5 points per game.
Although his completion percentage was the lowest since his rookie season, Jackson’s touchdown/interception ratio was his best since his MVP season in 2019. Jackson ran for 764 yards and three touchdowns. the season
Tyler Hundley replaced Jackson for the final stretch of Baltimore’s regular season for the second year in a row. Huntley, who will likely start against the Bengals if Jackson is unable to play, completed 67% of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions during the regular season. He also ran for 137 yards and a score on 43 carries.
However, there is no guarantee that Hundley will play as he has been battling shoulder and wrist injuries. Although he threw lightly on Thursday, the Ravens backup did not play in Week 18 and was limited in practice on Wednesday, according to The Athletic.
If Hundley is sidelined, Anthony Brown will get the start. Brown went 19 for 44 for 286 yards in his only start of the season in Sunday’s 27-16 loss to the Bengals.
As for Jackson, his future in Baltimore beyond the postseason is in question. He played under the team’s fifth-year option this year after he and the team couldn’t agree on a long-term contract. Jackson’s market value is currently projected at $245,442,090 over six years. According to Spotrak.