Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #8
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #8
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Reports to minicamp

Jackson is present Monday for the start of the Ravens' mandatory minicamp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Set to earn a $23 million salary in 2022 -- the final year of his rookie deal -- Jackson has been vocal about his desire for a long-term contract. Though the Ravens have yet to work out an extension with the 25-year-old, it apparently won't prompt him to hold out. Jackson was sidelined down the stretch late in the 2021 season due to a persistent right ankle injury, but he appears to be back at full strength as the Ravens gear up for the 2022 campaign.

Jun 13, 2022 6:12 AM EST


Recovers from ankle injury

Jackson's ankle has healed and he's resumed working out with teammates, Ryan Mink of BaltimoreRavens.com reports.

Analysis: A bone bruise in his right ankle kept Jackson sidelined for the final four games of the 2021 campaign, but it sounds like he'll enjoy a normal, healthy offseason before the Ravens hold spring practices in May and June. The bigger concern is a potential contract extension, with Jackson scheduled to make $23.1 million in 2022 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. A new deal won't be cheap from a real-money standpoint, but it might allow the Ravens to reduce Jackson's cap hit for the upcoming season, which in turn would help the team gather reinforcements for its offensive line and defense.

Feb 16, 2022 8:55 AM EST



Season hindered by injury

Jackson (ankle) finished the season completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,882 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games. He added 133 rushes for 767 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Analysis: It was an injury-marred season for the franchise quarterback as an illness cost him a game and an ankle injury kept him out for the final month. When healthy, Jackson showed improvement as a passer, especially in terms of generating explosive plays as his 41 completions of 20+ yards nearly matched what he did in 15 games in his MVP season. He also led comebacks from double-digit deficits against the Chiefs, Colts and Vikings, something that he had previously drawn criticism for in years past. Still, it wasn't a perfect season from Jackson as he registered a career-high 13 interceptions and lost three fumbles. It's important to note that the Baltimore offense was upended late in training camp with its top two running backs suffering season-ending injuries and its first-round receiver going out with a core muscle injury that sidelined him well into the year. This put more on Jackson's shoulders and he still managed to put the Ravens in playoff position before illness and injury railroaded his season. Jackson enters 2022 on the fifth year of his rookie deal and will make north of $23 million unless the he and the team negotiate a long-term extension.

Jan 14, 2022 7:59 AM EST


Officially ruled out for Week 18

Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers.

Analysis: With Jackson still unavailable due to his ankle injury, Tyler Huntley has been confirmed as the Ravens' Week 18 starting QB, while Josh Johnson is set to serve as the team's No. 2 signal-caller Sunday.

Jan 7, 2022 12:00 PM EST


Won't start Sunday

Coach John Harbaugh announced Friday that Tyler Huntley will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers. Jackson (ankle) hasn't played since Week 14.

Analysis: Per Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, Harbaugh didn't update Jackson's injury status, but given that the QB won't start Sunday's contest, it looks like the Ravens are likely to officially rule Jackson out once the team's final Week 18 injury report is posted.

Jan 7, 2022 10:06 AM EST



Misses another practice

Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As Hensley points out, Jackson has only practiced once in the past 25 days, so at this stage the QB's status for Sunday's game against the Steelers remains cloudy. If Jackson remains sidelined this weekend, Tyler Huntley would be in line to start the Ravens' regular-season finale.

Jan 6, 2022 1:39 PM EST


Not practicing

Jackson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: It isn't a great sign for his Week 18 availability, though coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Jackson would have a chance to make it back for Sunday's season finale against the Steelers. A return to practice Thursday or Friday would give the Ravens a chance to evaluate Jackson before making that decision, though there may also be some sentiment toward caution with Baltimore's long-shot playoff hopes riding on a Jacksonville upset of Indianapolis, among other things.

Jan 5, 2022 1:30 PM EST


Chance to return in Week 18

Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Jackson (ankle) has a chance to play Sunday against Pittsburgh, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Harbaugh said that Jackson has been pushing to play recently, but he was forced to miss a third consecutive game in Sunday's loss to the Rams. The 24-year-old was limited in last Wednesday's practice before being kept off the field Thursday and Friday, and he'll likely need to log more practice time ahead of Week 18 if he hopes to return against the Steelers. If Jackson remains sidelined, Tyler Huntley would likely be in line for another start.

Jan 3, 2022 11:45 AM EST


Missing third straight game

Jackson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jackson initially appeared to be trending toward a return from a two-game absence after he opened this week as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Unfortunately, Jackson was limping badly during that session while battling the bone bruise in his right ankle, prompting the Ravens to hold him out of practices Thursday and Friday before listing him as questionable for the Week 17 game. Jackson didn't demonstrate enough progress heading into Sunday to get the green light to play, paving the way for Tyler Huntley to make his second start in three games and third overall of the season.

Jan 2, 2022 8:33 AM EST


Week 17 status TBD

Though the Ravens may elect to take a decision with Jackson (ankle) up to game-time, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network suggests that Tyler Huntley profiles as the likely starter for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Analysis: Jackson, who last suited up in Week 14, is officially listed as questionable after missing practice Thursday and Friday. Fortunately for those considering either of the Ravens' top two QBs in Week 17 fantasy lineups, the team kicks off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.

Jan 2, 2022 4:46 AM EST


Officially questionable for Week 17

Jackson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams after not practicing Thursday or Friday.

Analysis: Coach John Harbaugh noted Friday that Jackson "has a chance to play" in the contest, but if that doesn't happen, Tyler Huntley, who came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, is available to fill in at QB on Sunday. Look for added context with regard to Jackson's Week 17 status to arrive late Saturday or early Sunday when ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provide their weekly injury updates.

Dec 31, 2021 1:33 PM EST


Could play Sunday, per Harbaugh

Coach John Harbaugh noted Friday that Jackson (ankle) "has a chance to play on Sunday (against the Rams), we'll have to see."

Analysis: Harbaugh's words imply that Jackson, who didn't practice Thursday or Friday, is likely to be listed as questionable on the Ravens' final Week 17 injury report. If Jackson is unable to play this weekend, however, Tyler Huntley is available to fill in at QB now that he's off the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dec 31, 2021 10:12 AM EST


Not practicing Friday

Jackson (ankle) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: While it remains to be seen how the Ravens will officially list Jackson on Friday's final injury report, Zrebiec suggests that at this stage Tyler Huntley seems likely to start at QB for Baltimore against the Rams on Sunday.

Dec 31, 2021 9:04 AM EST


Not practicing Thursday

Jackson (ankle) isn't practicing Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As Hensley notes, this comes a day after Jackson was limping badly during Wednesday's session. Now that he's off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Tyler Huntley is expected to handle the Ravens' first-team QB reps Thursday. In light of Jackson's absence, what he's able to do Friday will be telling with regard to his status for Sunday's game against the Rams, but now that Huntley is back in the mix, Baltimore's signal-caller situation is less taxed that this past weekend, when Josh Johnson drew a spot start and Kenji Bahar served as his backup.

Dec 30, 2021 10:50 AM EST


Limping in return to practice

Jackson (ankle) had a "pronounced limp" Wednesday in his return to a limited practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hensley was one of at least three Baltimore beat reporters to mention the limp, with Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun adding that Jackson relied on his upper body rather than legs/base for arm strength, while Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic notes that the QB didn't move much and limped when he did. None of that means Jackson won't make it back for Sunday's game against the Rams, but it does at least suggest his mobility will be limited if he plays. Meanwhile, backup QB Tyler Huntley is still on the COVID list, leaving Week 16 starter Josh Johnson as the only healthy signal-caller at Wednesday's practice.

Dec 29, 2021 10:54 AM EST


Limited practice expected

Jackson (ankle) is expected to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Jackson hasn't suited up since Week 14, but his looming return to practice has him trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Rams approaches. For now, Tyler Huntley remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Week 16 starter Josh Johnson remains Baltimore's healthiest available signal caller ahead of the team's contest against Los Angeles.

Dec 29, 2021 8:50 AM EST


May practice Wednesday

Jackson (ankle) has a chance to practice Wednesday, Clifton Brown of the Ravens' official site reports. "I'm looking forward to that," coach John Harbaugh said Monday.

Analysis: Harbaugh expressed hope that all of Jackson, Tyler Huntley (illness) and Josh Johnson are on the field to begin Week 17 prep. Jackson hasn't practiced at all since suffering a sprained right ankle Dec. 12 at Cleveland, while Huntley landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. That combination gave the journeyman Johnson a spot start this past Sunday in Cincinnati, and he took advantage of the opportunity by completing 28 of 40 passes for 304 yards, two touchdowns and one interception and rushing five times for 10 yards. How practice breaks down between the three will determine who is under center versus the Rams, but a healthy Jackson would get the nod in any scenario.

Dec 28, 2021 9:29 AM EST


Won't play Sunday

Jackson (ankle) won't travel with the Ravens for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: With Jackson unavailable and reports that Tyler Huntley is headed to the reserve/COVID-19 list, Josh Johnson is now poised to start at QB for the Ravens on Sunday.

Dec 25, 2021 12:05 PM EST


Listed as questionable, not likely to start

Jackson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals after not practicing this past week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Per Zrebiec and Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, at this stage Tyler Huntley -- who didn't practice Friday due to an illness and is also listed listed as questionable -- is expected to start at QB for the Ravens this weekend, assuming he's available. As Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com notes, Josh Johnson was the only available signal caller at Friday's practice, and in the event that neither Jackson or Huntley are out there for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, he'd be next in line for the Week 16 assignment.

Dec 24, 2021 12:11 PM EST


Misses another practice

Jackson (ankle) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: Back-to-back absences set the stage for Friday's walkthrough to be Jackson's only chance to be listed as a practice participant in any capacity this week, per Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun. Meanwhile Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site relays that offensive coordinator Greg Roman reiterated that the team is taking it "day-by-day" with the star QB, who hasn't practiced since suffering an ankle injury back on Dec. 5. Though Baltimore isn't ruling Jackson out for Sunday's game against the Bengals at this stage, Mink notes that Tyler Huntley is preparing to potentially start his third game of the season this weekend.

Dec 23, 2021 2:43 PM EST


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