The Baltimore Ravens have an interesting quarterback.
Lamar Jackson, while an explosive, elusive athlete, frequently misses practices and games due to illness.
However, it looks like, while he missed practice due to an illness, he should be game-ready for Sunday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2022
The general public is not currently privy to the type of illness that Jackson has been afflicted with this week.
However, the Ravens seem confident that he will be back to his usual self on Sunday, as they will be rolling him out against the Carolina Panthers.
His Illness History
Jackson is known to miss a fair amount of practice due to illness.
In fact, in the 2021 NFL season, he contracted COVID-19 on two separate occasions.
In 2020, he has carted off the field during the fourth quarter of a Monday Night Football game against the Cleveland Browns.
While Jackson has contended that he didn’t have Paul Pierce-like symptoms (we’ll let you do your research about that whole debacle), this was just another example of him missing time due to injury or illness.
Whether Jackson is dealing with an ailment or not, it’s clear that the Ravens need him on the field for their best chances of winning.
When Jackson missed five games in the 2021 NFL season, the Ravens had a 1-4 record.
With Jackson, they were 7-5.
The Ravens have yet to put it together in a full season with Jackson at the helm.
After their strong 6-3 start to the 2022 campaign, let’s see if Jackson can lead the Ravens to a deep playoff run this year.