Update on Lamar Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens face the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs. The game, scheduled for Sunday at 4:25, has a gigantic cloud looming over it: Lamar Jackson’s sprained PCL. Lamar hasn’t played since December 4th, and initial reports were that he would be out 1-3 weeks. He has missed 5 games, and it looks like he won’t play Sunday in the latest update on Lamar Jackson. NFL Insider Ian Rapoport went on “Good Morning Football” and send that Jackson faces an “uphill climb” if he’s going to suit up against the Bengals.
From @GMFB: #Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (PCL) faces an uphill battle to play vs. the #Bengals in their Wild Card game, per me and @MikeGarafolo. More uncertainty. … Meanwhile, Baltimore paid LB Roquan Smith on a 5-year, $100M deal. pic.twitter.com/85Nbo8AefH— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2023
Lamar’s Time in Baltimore
This is not a good update for Lamar Jackson or the Ravens fanbase. And if Lamar can’t go on Sunday, his time in Baltimore is coming to a quick end. We all know about the ongoing contract negotiations between Lamar and the Ravens. They’ve been trying to work out a deal for the past 2 off seasons. Add the news that the Ravens extended LB Roquan Smith with a $100 million contract, and it seems like a long term deal isn’t in the cards for Lamar and the Ravens. The Ravens could use the Franchise Tag on Lamar this offseason. A move that is projected to be worth $32.445 million fully guaranteed for Lamar. But even if they continue the relationship for an additional season, it appears that Lamar’s time in Baltimore is coming to an end.
In addition to the Ravens Bengals Wild Card game, the AFC has 2 other rematches from the season. The Chargers travel to Jacksonville for a Saturday night game in a rematch from week 3. The Jags won that game 38-10. And Miami will travel to Buffalo for a 3rd game between the AFC East foes. They split the first two meetings with the Bills winning the overall score by 1 point. Miami has their own quarterback questions with Tua Tagovailoa trying to get through concussion protocol.