Lamar Jackson’s second NFL start will be Sunday against the Raiders as veteran Joe Flacco continues to recover from a hip injury suffered in Week 9.
Coach John Harbaugh told reporters Friday, “Count on Lamar being the starter,” though he wasn’t willing to rule Flacco completely out. He said Flacco hasn’t practiced at all this week so at this point, it makes sense to name Jackson the starter.
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Jackson shined in his first NFL start against the Bengals, leading the team to a 24-21 victory, as he became the first Raven to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season. He finished the game with 27 carries for 117 yards, but he faced criticism for running the ball instead of throwing it more.
He completed 13-of-19 passes for 150 yards against the Bengals and he vowed earlier this week to throw the ball more.
“We’re gonna be throwing the ball. You’re going to see,” Jackson said Wednesday (via The Athletic).
The Ravens (5-5) will host the Raiders (2-8) on Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET.