Ravens Quarterback Misses Practice

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off perhaps their worst offensive performance of the season, and it's possible an ailment to their star quarterback had something to do with it. Lamar Jackson missed Wednesday's practice.

Jackson also missed Friday's practice with an illness. It's possible he's still suffering from its effects. He netted 193 passing yards and rushed for 31 yards on 11 attempts this past Sunday, leading the Ravens to a 13-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. The points scored were the fewest of the season for the Ravens.

Jackson does not yet appear in line to miss Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite his run-heavy play style, Jackson has proven sturdy as a franchise passer; he has missed only four games due to health since taking over as starter in 2018. Barring a more specifically debilitating injury, he'll probably play (and play well) against the Jaguars' 14th-ranked scoring defense.

Jackson initially joined the Ravens as their 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He broke out as a league-shaking superstar in 2019, earning only the second-ever unanimous MVP and leading the Ravens to a 14-2 record. Arguably the deadliest runner the quarterback position has ever seen, Jackson is on pace for his most rushing yards in a season since that spectacular season. He has the Ravens at 7-3 and with a great shot at winning the AFC North.

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