Ravens QB Lamar Jackson to start out instead of Joe Flacco, report says | NFL


Lamar Jackson’s first profession NFL begin will likely be an essential one.

The Ravens’ rookie quarterback is anticipated to be below middle for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the rival Bengals instead of injured veteran Joe Flacco, ESPN reported, citing an unidentified supply.

The report famous Flacco, who’s listed as uncertain with a proper hip harm, doubtless will not want surgical procedure however is in jeopardy of lacking subsequent week’s matchup in opposition to the Raiders.

Jackson, 21, was chosen by Baltimore with the No. 32 total choose on this yr’s draft. He has accomplished 7-of-12 passes this season for 87 yards in particular packages whereas additionally speeding for 139 yards.

Ought to he get in bother, the Ravens may additionally begin one other Heisman Trophy winner in former No. 2 total choose Robert Griffin III.

The Ravens (4-5) are slated to host the Bengals (5-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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