The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for the Baltimore Ravens quarterback department. It began with a bye week shrouded in conspiracy of Joe Flacco and a rumored injury. Finally, once practices began a week before their Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens announced Flacco was suffering a hip injury, but this did not rule him out of the game against the Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh was confident he did not need to practice to play; this left the Bengals on edge as they needed to spend all sorts of time game planning for both Flacco and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. In the end, Jackson started the game and left with a comeback victory.
Now, a week later, Flacco is once again ruled out with the same hip injury and it will be Jackson’s time to follow up his debut with another exciting performance.
Official: QB Joe Flacco to miss his second-straight game. pic.twitter.com/K25cstG38r— Baltimore Beatdown (@BMoreBeatdown) November 23, 2018
As you can see, Flacco isn’t the only player ruled out for Sunday as RT James Hurst continues to nurse a back injury. The good news is rookie Orlando Brown Jr. has filled in for Hurst well, protecting both Flacco and Jackson throughout the season.
Many hope to watch Lamar air the ball out a bit more than his first NFL start. In the game against Cincy, Lamar attempted only 19 passes to 27 rushes. It’s also worth noting both Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead IV voiced their frustration with not getting the ball against the Bengals. With a far more questionable defense, Jackson may look the part of a passing threat with the option of burning the defense with his legs if need be. Either way, Ravens fans are excited to watch their future quarterback on Sunday.