However, that doesn’t mean they stand a chance to win without him, especially against a team like the Cincinnati Bengals.
There was some hope that Jackson would be back on the gridiron for their first postseason game, but NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that might not be the case.
Unfortunately for John Harbaugh, the former MVP may not be ready to suit up.
“Not looking good for Lamar Jackson,” Rapoport said. “Which is a bit of a surprise if you look back. Dec. 4 was the last time he played, battling a PCL sprain. There were so many people involved who thought if Lamar is not going to play in the regular season, he will surely be ready in the playoffs. However, from my understanding this is something sources have said over the course of the past 24 hours is that Lamar Jackson faces an uphill battle to be able to get out on the field in the playoffs against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is working, he is trying, he is rehabbing. The knee is just not quite right. Now, this has been shrouded in some secrecy, so there’s always a chance. Anything happens with Lamar Jackson, but I would be surprised base on what I know if he practices today, which means we can see Tyler ‘Snoop’ Huntley for the Baltimore Ravens.”
Jackson might also want to consider preserving his health as he’s looking to strike a lucrative deal.
The Ravens haven’t made him a suitable offer for a contract extension, and some fear he might leave the team in the offseason.
So, maybe, a loss to the Bengals next week without him on the field will all but prove his importance, and the Ravens will finally want to dig deep into their pockets.