Will Ravens’ Lamar Jackson play the Bengals in Super Wild Card weekend? Odds don’t look good, report says

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Despite Lamar Jackson’s continued absence, Ravens coach John Harbaugh hasn’t ruled out Jackson’s return for Sunday night’s playoff game against the Bengals. The Ravens starting quarterback hasn’t played since Week 13 after suffering a PCL sprain.

Jackson’s status for the Super Wild Card weekend doesn’t look good, however, according to NFL Media, as his injured knee still wouldn’t be quite right. He did not train on Wednesday.

Jackson missed his fifth straight game when the Ravens fell to the Bengals last Sunday. The Ravens went 8-4 with Jackson starting this season and 2-3 in games without him.

While his completion percentage was his lowest since his rookie season, Jackson’s touchdown-to-interception ratio was his best since his 2019 MVP season. Jackson also rushed for 764 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 6, 8 yards per carry, his highest average since the ’19 season.

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For a second straight year, Tyler Huntley replaced Jackson for the final game of Baltimore’s regular season. Huntley, who would be in line to start against the Bengals if Jackson can’t play, completed 67% of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions during the regular season. He also rushed for 137 yards and a score on 43 carries.

However, Huntley was limited in practice Wednesday with right shoulder and wrist injuries. He did not play in Week 18.

The Jackson Ravens’ future beyond the playoffs has also been in question. He played under the franchise tag this year after he and the team were unable to agree on a long-term deal. Jackson’s market value is currently projected at $245,442,090 over six years, according to Spotrac.

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