Baltimore Ravens quarterback and former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson missed practice for the third day in a row and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said in a Friday press conference that it looks like Tyler Huntley will be behind center on Sunday.
A third-year understudy out of the University of Utah, Huntley closed out last week’s win over Denver after Jackson left with a knee injury that was later reported to be a sprained PCL. Huntley posted a stat line that saw him go 27-for-32 through the air for 187 yards. He also rushed for 41 yards on 10 totes and punched in the game-winning score from two yards out.
Huntley also started these teams’ last meeting, which was 2021’s regular-season finale. He completed 16-of-31 passes for 141 yards in what wound up being a 16-13 overtime loss. The win, which was also Ben Roethlisberger’s final regular-season game, helped the Steelers into the postseason.
Jackson’s absence would mark the fourth straight year that he misses at least one game against the Steelers. Baltimore’s run game, which currently ranks third in the NFL in terms of yards per game, could take a blow, being that Jackson is one of the most explosive ball carriers in the game.
As it stands, the Ravens sit atop the AFC North division with an 8-4 record. Jackson’s injury was projected earlier this week to keep him out for 1-3 weeks and Huntley will be counted on to use his arm, as well as his legs, in lieu of Jackson down the stretch.