On Monday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called Bellmar Jackson week after week because of his knee injury, stating he was unlikely to play quarterback. Against the Steelers in Week 14.
Now there is more clarity about the nature of Jackson’s injury.
Jackson has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter notes that PCL sprains often keep players on the sidelines for one to three weeks.
Jackson has thrown for 2,242 yards with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He is also the Ravens’ leading rusher with 764 yards and three TDs, averaging 6.8 yards per carry.
A knee injury for a quarterback who runs as much as Jackson isn’t ideal. Crows can be more careful with the signal-caller when he returns.
Tyler Huntley He is slated to start at QB while Jackson is out. In two appearances this season, he has thrown for 187 yards with an interception. He also rushed 10 times for 41 yards, including the game-winning touchdown in Sunday’s win over Denver.
Currently 8-4 and #1 in the AFC North, the Ravens play the Steelers in Pittsburgh this week. They would then face the Browns, Falcons, Steelers again, and Bengals to close out the 2022 regular season.
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