The Baltimore Ravens were hoping that Joe Flacco could go Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a hip injury back in Week 9.
Unfortunately for the Ravens, Flacco missed practice again on Wednesday and seems unlikely to go in Week 11.
— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) November 14, 2018
Typically, missing practice on a Wednesday is an indication that a player will miss that week’s action.
If so, this means that rookie Lamar Jackson will likely get the start in a game Baltimore must win in order to remain in the AFC Playoff picture.
The only first-round quarterback from this past draft class not to start a game this season, Jackson has seen limited action.
With Flacco having not performed like an average quarterback since the 2014 season, there’s also a chance he’s made his last start as a member of the Ravens.
The Super Bowl winner is set to count $26.5 million against the cap next season and Baltimore can get out from under that while saving north of $10 million.
All of this likely depends on how Jackson performs in Flacco’s stead should he get the call this coming Sunday.