OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has confirmed adept at eluding pass-rushers and defensive linemen, however apparently not sickness.
Jackson missed follow Friday as a result of he was as soon as once more sick however coach John Harbaugh expressed confidence that the two-time Professional Bowl quarterback will begin Sunday in opposition to the Carolina Panthers.
“He’ll be tremendous,” Harbaugh stated after follow. “He tried to get to follow however he was simply too sick.”
Requested if he’ll play Sunday, Harbaugh replied, “Oh yeah.”
It was a shock when Jackson was not current at follow however the cause was not a shock. This marked the sixth time that Jackson has been sidelined by sickness within the common season for the reason that begin of the 2021 season. Final November, Jackson could not play a Week 11 recreation in Chicago as a result of he was too sick and backup Tyler Huntley led Baltimore to a 16-13 win over the Bears.
Final 12 months, Jackson stated he wasn’t nervous concerning the variety of occasions he has been sick.
“I have been wholesome all my life,” Jackson stated on the time. “I by no means had issues being unwell in any respect till I am right here. So I do not actually know what that’s.”
That is the primary follow that Jackson has missed this 12 months. He had been restricted in two practices in 2022 (proper elbow damage in Week 3 and hip damage in Week 7).
The primary-place Ravens (6-3) are favored by 13 factors over the Panthers (3-6), the largest unfold of the week. Jackson, who has by no means confronted Carolina, is 26-2 in his first begin in opposition to a group in his profession. That is one of the best document since 1950 amongst quarterbacks to begin in opposition to no less than 20 completely different groups, based on analysis by the Elias Sports activities Bureau.
If Jackson have been unable to play, Huntley would make his fifth profession begin.