Jackson leads the Ravens in rushing yards with 767 and Devonta Freeman is second with 440.
So if Jackson is ever not on the field, the Ravens are in trouble.
That was the case for much of the Week 14 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
Jackson went down with an ankle injury and was relieved by Tyler Huntley.
The Ravens made it close, but the Browns squeaked out a win to be just one game back of Baltimore in the division.
Baltimore now has a tough Week 15 matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
Unfortunately for them, they may be without Jackson for the entire game.
With Lamar Jackson not practicing all week, it’s trending toward Tyler Huntley making his second career start.
Huntley, who beat the Bears last month, would face a bigger challenge Sunday against the Packers.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 17, 2021
Jackson is out of practice again and it would be surprising for him to play at this point.
Relying On The Backup
Huntley has started one game this season, which was a 16-13 win over the Chicago Bears.
Tyler Huntley making everybody miss. #RavensFlock
— NFL (@NFL) December 12, 2021
The 23-year-old possesses a dual-threat ability like Jackson, but is obviously nowhere near the same skill level.
This does still present a great opportunity for the young quarterback.
The Packers defense struggled last week against Chicago and the Ravens have a much better offense as a whole.
If Huntley can avoid turnovers, like the two fumbles he lost against the Browns, there is no reason why the Ravens can’t get into a shootout with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense.
A loss would drop the Ravens to 8-6.
But if Jackson can get healthy for Week 16, the Ravens are still in a great position to win the division given just how much parity is seen in the AFC North alone.