Game day update: Jackson is OUT for this week, per Jay Glazer. Tyler Huntley will get the start.
Friday PM update: They will see if Jackson can still play despite not practicing this week.
#Ravens HC John Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson right now: “I’d say he has a chance. Will check him out pregame. He’s in all the preparations. If not we’ve got Tyler (Huntley), he’ll be ready to go also.” (Right ankle sprain suffered WK14 v.CLE)— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) December 17, 2021
Friday update: Jackson did not practice on Friday, per Jamison Hensley. This is the first time this season he has missed all three practices of the week, and he has never missed a start due to injury. However, Tyler Huntley would appear to be on track to start on Sunday against the Packers.
Thursday update: Jackson was unable to practice on Thursday, which is the day the team had hoped he could get some work in before their walkthrough on Friday, per Mike Garafolo. Garafolo goes on to say it appears to be an “uphill battle” for Jackson to play this week.
Wednesday update: Offensive coordinator Greg Roman believes the decision to start Jackson this week will “come down to the wire,” per Jeff Zrebiec. Zrebiec does point out that they don’t want to tip their hand until they have to, so they could know much earlier than that. Practice reports will help us. If he doesn’t practice, he’s likely out.
Baltimore Ravens head coach Jon Harbaugh said on Wednesday that star quarterback Lamar Jackson will not practice today, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. He added that Jackson is day-to-day and they’ll see how he progresses.
Fantasy football implications
The former NFL MVP suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. Jackson never returned to the game, which led the Ravens to go with Tyler Huntley.
Huntley played solid in relief duty for Jackson, completing 27-of-38 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown. He also added 45 yards on the ground and almost led the Ravens back from a double-digit deficit. If Huntley has to start on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the Ravens will have XFL and UFL legend Josh Johnson backing him up. Johnson was signed off the New York Jets’ practice squad. It will be interesting to see how Jackson’s ankle injury progresses as we get closer to game day.