Jackson hasn’t played in a game or practiced since December 4.
Although we have heard a lot from the Ravens, and NFL media as a whole about the situation, Jackson himself has been pretty quiet as of late.
That changed yesterday, with Jackson himself coming out with a statement regarding his status.
Lamar is doing the right thing by not playing when he isn’t fully healthy and can’t be 100% himself on the field. He will be 100% judged for his play whether he is fully healthy or not. So let’s pray for his healing and stop questioning his recovery. https://t.co/sAdtHg5DbN
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 13, 2023
Jackson’s update included the fact that he has a grade two PCL sprain, and has a lot of pain around his knee.
This update was met with responses of varying magnitude, and former quarterback-turned-analyst Robert Griffin III made his thoughts on the situation and Jackson’s update abundantly clear.
Although a player of Jackson’s caliber would almost certainly want to get back on the field and help lead his team to playoff victories, Griffin appears to stand with him in solidarity.
The most important thing for Jackson moving forward is his health and safety.
Because Jackson is a mobile quarterback, the health of his lower extremities is extremely vital if he wants to keep playing his brand of football.
As Griffin alludes to, Jackson’s play is constantly put under a microscope.
If he were to play at anything less than 100% health, he would not only jeopardize the integrity of his legs but the way that he’s perceived in the public eye as well.
The court of public opinion unfortunately holds a lot more weight than anyone would care for, and Jackson is trying to preserve that as long as he can.