The Baltimore Ravens didn’t have their starting quarterback out at practice on Friday due to an illness but he will be under center for the offense on Sunday when they host the Carolina Panthers for a Week 11 interconference matchup according to head coach John Harbaugh.

“He’ll be fine for Sunday,” he said in a press conference on November 18. “He tried to get to practice, but was just too sick.”

“He’ll be fine for Sunday.”

Coach Harbaugh on Lamar Jackson: pic.twitter.com/QsCA34wBtg

— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 18, 2022

This marked Jackson’s first missed practice of the season and he has also yet to miss a game to injury or illness this season after having missed five games last season for such reasons.

The undisclosed illness that the Ravens star signal-caller might have come down with what was likely a classic case of ‘baby fever’ because according to his Instagram account, he was present for the birth of the newest addition to the Jackson family in his second daughter.

Congratulations to LJ 💜

She’s a cutie. pic.twitter.com/QymmvPSSoB

— Angie Michelle (@AnGdmedizzle) November 19, 2022

Tyler Huntley is “Ready” To Go If Needed

The Ravens’ offense would still be in more than capable hands if Jackson weren’t able to play on Sunday since they are fortunate to have arguably the best backup quarterback in the league. Huntley started four games for the team last season in place of Jackson for either illness or injury-related reasons and even though he went 1-3 in those games, he showed a lot of promise and efficiently ran the offense.

He followed that up with a very strong 2022 preseason in which he went 31-of-36 for 263 passing yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions and run for 26 yards on five carries. The former undrafted free agent played so well that he reportedly garnered serious trade interest from some quarterback-needy teams around the league but his value to the Ravens was two great given his ideal fit for the Ravens offense in terms of familiarity with the system and dynamic dual-threat skillset.

“I have to be prepared to get ready for everything, so I’m not tripping,” Huntley said. “Sometimes I feel like he needs a break. He’s probably the only one in this facility that’s at practice every day. A day off isn’t a bad thing. He was a little under the weather so, shoot, …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

Lamar Jackson Expected To Play v Panthers Despite Illness

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