Why isn’t Lamar Jackson playing for the Ravens against the Bears in Week ?
The Ravens are aiming to rebound in Week 11 following a humiliating defeat to the Dolphins on “Thursday Night Football” last week. They’ll have to do it without Lamar Jackson’s help.
Due to an illness, the Ravens’ top quarterback was labelled as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Bears. On Friday, he practised with the team, but his symptoms deteriorated throughout the weekend. On Sunday, he travelled to Soldier Field to see if he could get into game form, but he was unable to do so.
As a result, for the first time since he missed a game against the Steelers last season after testing positive for COVID-19, the Ravens will have to win without Jackson.
Here’s all you need to know about Jackson’s absence, sickness, and who will start in his place for the Ravens.
Jackson was designated as a full participant during Friday’s practise after missing practise on Wednesday and Thursday due to sickness. Jackson was listed as “50-50” to play in Week 11 by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday, indicating that he was actually doubtful for the game.
Is Lamar Jackson up to date on his vaccinations?
The status of Jackson’s vaccinations is unknown. During the 2020 NFL season, he was infected with COVID, and he was infected again in the summer of 2021. In early August, he returned from his second battle with the virus, but he was undecided about being vaccinated. Prior to Week 1, he refused to expound on his situation in early September.
Jackson told reporters, “I want to keep it between myself, my family, and the physicians.” “That’s all there is to it.”
As a result, it’s unknown whether Jackson has been vaccinated. According to Rapoport, Jackson tested negative for COVID-19, indicating that his absence had nothing to do with the NFL’s COVID standards. He just isn’t in the mood to play.
The #Ravens and their medical staff have tested Lamar Jackson. It’s not COVID. But the exact virus hasn’t been identified yet. It’s not the flu. But it is serious enough to make him feel horrible. He’s just not well enough to go. https://t.co/gJayep60kC
The Ravens’ backup quarterback is Tyler Huntley. He is a second-year player that went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Utah. Huntley has never started a game but has thrown for 54 yards on 8 of 16 attempts. On 13 carries, he has rushed for 33 yards.
Huntley, on the other hand, had a great preseason with the Ravens. He threw for 551 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception on 60 of 83 passes (72.3 percent). That’s how the 6-foot-1 quarterback won the starting position as Jackson’s backup.
Huntley’s backup will be Trace McSorley, a sixth-round selection out of Penn State in 2019.
Lamar Jackson’s statement at Cardinal Stadium exemplified who he is as a person.
Unscripted, authentic, real, and like a breath of fresh air
Thank you once again, Lamar, for all the wonderful memories.