1:58pm: It will be Huntley for a fourth straight game. The Ravens have ruled out Jackson for Week 17.
12:27pm: Lamar Jackson‘s return timetable looks set to be pushed back another week. John Harbaugh said Friday it is a “fair assumption” Tyler Huntley will start against the Steelers.
This will be Huntley’s fourth start this season and ninth over the past two. Jackson’s initial timetable did not indicate he could miss four games, but it appears the Ravens will now hope for a Week 18 return. Jackson has not practiced since suffering a PCL sprain nearly a month ago. The Steelers will be set to face Huntley twice this season; the Ravens won the teams’ first matchup.
The Ravens have been going week to week with Jackson, but his lack of practice time puts his availability for the regular-season finale in doubt. Initial reports pegged a two- or three-game absence as the scenario to expect. Jackson has not undergone surgery, as Zach Wilson did to address his PCL injury in August. Wilson, however, also ended up missing more time than was initially forecasted. He went down August 13 and was given a two- to four-week return timeline, but the second-year Jets QB did not come back until Week 4.
Baltimore has clinched a playoff spot, winning two of Huntley’s three starts. The team has not exactly seen much from its passing attack during Huntley’s second go-round under center. Huntley averaged 193 passing yards per game during his four starts last season. In three this year, the former UDFA is averaging 113.7 per game. Of course, the Ravens’ receiving situation has taken multiple hits. Rashod Bateman has been out since October, and Devin Duvernay joined him on IR recently. Both wideouts are done for the season, increasing Huntley’s degree of difficulty.
The Ravens are 10-5, but if Jackson does not return until the postseason, the team will be unlikely to hold onto the No. 5 seed. Football Outsiders still gives the defensively powered team a 38% chance to stay in the 5 slot, where a Jaguars or Titans matchup would await, and views it as slightly more likely the Ravens win the AFC North than drop to the No. 6 seed. The 10-7 team will continue to hold out hope for Jackson to return, but a Bengals win and a Ravens loss this week would clinch a second straight division title for Cincinnati.
17 comments on “Ravens To Start Tyler Huntley In Week 17”
Sam, you forgot the links to Pro Football Reference.
Come on, you’re better than that…..
Conspiracy theory: he’s done for the year. He wants to be traded and the Ravens want to trade him. Both sides have a vested interest in keeping him on the sidelines so not to aggravate an injury or get a new one.
If Lamar is betting on himself then non performance is only going to work against him. Does he want to be another Jimmy G that other teams are reluctant to gamble on at a high cost?
he’s literally a free agent after the season.
he’s just resting for playoffs since they already clinched.
no conspiracy here. you can’t trade a free agent bruh
Franchise tag and trade. Brah
Yes. Franchise tag and trade. Backroom under the table against league rules deal already done? Carr done in Vegas. Fascinating. He to Ravens, LJ to the desert. Vegas is second to last in home attendance. Davis wants Lamar’s high wire act to boost it.
no one’s paying that dude 45 mil on a 1 year deal lol
let alone giving up an asset to boot
there’s literally zero % chance he gets franchise tagged.
that’s literally double his salary from this past typical injury-prone season.
good thing they have that pro bowler to fall back on
Seahawks beat Jets
Patriots beat Dolphins
Steelers beat Ravens
Bills beat Patriots
Jets beat Dolphins
Steelers beat Browns
Steelers in Playoffs again
Lmao Steelers aren’t making the playoffs and will be below .500 for the first time under Tomlin. Continue with your day-drinking and daydreaming.
here we go !
If I’m Jackson I’m not coming back until I’m 100%. Can’t come back gimpy when you’re required to strap the entire offense on your back and play at an MVP level to keep up with playoff teams who can score. Going to be fascinating to see how the next few years play out. No way I’d give him what he’s demanding. He’s an exceptional player, however the injury concerns are very real. Tag and trade.
Don’t see Steelers beating Ravens on SNF. Ravens still have shot at division title along with 3 seed. Defense has stepped up bigly. If Lamar plays look for a W vs. Bengals. If it’s Snoop, defense needs to keep in under 20 and shut Burrow up. Run game is huge for Ravens.
The only football bets I make from now to the SB is that the game officials will find a way to screw several teams over.
The path forward is clear – use the franchise tag and avoid the fully guaranteed long term contract.
45 mil ?!?!?!
that’s going to be a lot, especially if they end up signing him longterm after.