Jackson's ankle has healed and he's resumed working out with teammates, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports. A bone bruise in his right ankle kept Jackson sidelined for the final four games of the 2021 campaign, but he should be in store for a normal, healthy offseason before the Ravens resume practicing in May and June. The bigger concern is a potential contract extension, with Jackson scheduled to make $23.1 million in 2022 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. A new deal won't be cheap from a real-money standpoint, but it may allow the Ravens to reduce Jackson's cap hit for the upcoming season, which in turn would help the team bring in reinforcements for its offensive line and defense.
Jackson (ankle) finished the season completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,882 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 games. He added 133 carries for 767 yards and two scores. Jackson endured a health-challenged season, with an illness sidelining him for a game and a right ankle injury keeping him out for the final month. When he was available, Jackson showed improvement as a passer, especially in terms of generating explosive plays; his 41 completions of 20-plus yards nearly matched what he did in 15 games during his 2019 MVP season. He also led to Ravens to comeback wins from double-digit deficits against the Chiefs, Colts and Vikings. Still, it wasn't a perfect season from Jackson, who committed 16 turns in total, including a career-high 13 picks. It's important to note that the Baltimore offense was upended late in training camp with its top two running backs suffering season-ending injuries and its first-round receiver going out with a core-muscle injury that sidelined him well into the regular season. The absences of key skill-position players put more on Jackson's shoulders, and he still managed to put the Ravens in playoff position before the illness and injury railroaded his season. Jackson enters 2022 on the fifth year of his rookie deal, and he'll make north of $23 million unless the he and the team negotiate a long-term extension.
Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers. With Jackson still unavailable due to his ankle injury, Tyler Huntley has been confirmed as the Ravens' Week 18 starting QB, while Josh Johnson is set to serve as the team's No. 2 signal-caller Sunday.
Coach John Harbaugh announced Friday that Tyler Huntley will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Steelers. Jackson (ankle) hasn't played since Week 14. Per Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun, Harbaugh didn't update Jackson's injury status, but given that the QB won't start Sunday's contest, it looks like the Ravens are likely to officially rule Jackson out once the team's final Week 18 injury report is posted.
Jackson (ankle) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. As Hensley points out, Jackson only has practiced once in the past 25 days, so at this stage the QB's status for Sunday's game against the Steelers is cloudy. If Jackson remains sidelined this weekend, Tyler Huntley would be in line to start the Ravens' regular-season finale.
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|6||10/16||@New York Giants||8||18.12|
|8||10/27||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||20.21|
|9||11/07||@New Orleans Saints||5||16.35|
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