Lamar Jackson injury update: Ravens QB to miss Week 18 game vs. Steelers, possibly ending season

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Written By Edward Sutelan

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Barring a miracle, Lamar Jackson's 2021 play is over.

Ravens manager John Harbaugh announced during his Friday property league that Tyler Huntley would beryllium the starter for Baltimore against the Steelers connected Sunday, and the team's injury report listed Jackson arsenic retired for the regular-season finale.

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Jackson has not played since being carted disconnected the tract with an ankle wounded during the team's Week 14 nonaccomplishment to the Browns and did not signifier this week.

The week earlier Jackson's injury, the Ravens fell to the Steelers 20-19 erstwhile Baltimore scored a precocious touchdown that would person tied the crippled with a made point-after try, but alternatively the Ravens went for 2 to effort and instrumentality a 21-20 lead, and the effort came up short.

To support their play live and springiness Jackson a accidental to return, the Ravens volition request to bushed the Steelers this clip and get immoderate assistance from different teams. They would request the Patriots to bushed oregon necktie the Dolphins. They besides request to anticipation that the Raiders tin bushed the Chargers connected "Sunday Night Football." And possibly the tallest task, they request the Jaguars to bushed the Colts.

With each that taking place, the Ravens would sneak into the playoffs arsenic the No. 7 effect successful the AFC, mounting up a wild-card matchup against the AFC's No. 2 team.

If Baltimore cannot get each the results to autumn its mode this weekend, Jackson volition person to hold until 2022 to look again successful a Ravens uniform. He would decorativeness the regular play with a 7-5 record, a completion percent of 64.4 percent, 16 passing touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He besides has rushed 133 times for 767 yards and 2 much touchdowns.

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Huntley has proven himself much than capable filling successful for Jackson arsenic the starting quarterback. Huntley turned successful a stellar show against the Packers successful his archetypal commencement for Baltimore successful Week 15, passing for 215 yards, 2 touchdowns and rushing for 73 yards and 2 scores. Overall connected the year, helium has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 940 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 picks with 222 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.

If Baltimore misses the playoffs, it volition beryllium the archetypal clip successful 4 years that the Ravens are not among the past teams vying for a Super Bowl. They were part champions successful 2018 and 2019 and made it to the playoffs arsenic a wild-card squad successful 2020. It volition besides beryllium the archetypal clip during that span that the Ravens (8-8) haven't tallied astatine slightest 10 wins.

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