Lamar Jackson continues to miss practices and will miss four straight games when the Baltimore Ravens face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
Head coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Jackson is “going well” but that it’s a “fair assumption” that Tyler Huntley will start in Week 17.
Jackson hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee in the first half of Week 13 against the Denver Broncos, and the Ravens have officially ruled him out to set the stage for Huntley’s fourth start.
Baltimore qualified for the playoffs with a 17-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Ravens, who won Sunday night over Pittsburgh, could face a winner-takes-all matchup against Cincinnati and his Bengals in his AFC North Championship in Week 18.
Since Huntley started Week 13, the Ravens have averaged 11.5 points per game and 129.3 passing yards per game. QB he averaged 5.8 passes per attempt He averaged 5.8 passes per attempt and had over 90 attempts He had 44 signals He was 42nd among his callers (Deshawn Watson and Joe surpasses only his Flacco).
Despite the offensive struggle, the Ravens went 2-1 over the span.
Harbaugh spoke enthusiastically Friday about Huntley’s ability to lead an attack.
“Perhaps what impressed me most is that it’s not surprising,” said the coach. “He does the same thing in a match that he does in real life, so it doesn’t surprise you. Nothing is ever too big for him. When he plays and he manages the match situation well I just love the way he plays his position I think he continues to improve every time he goes out it’s Tyler we It’s past that. We expect him to play well.”