When asked about an ankle injury he suffered late in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, Jackson replied, "I'm good,"Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
The issue caused Jackson to miss the end of Baltimore's 27-24 loss Sunday, but it doesn't appear to be something that will affect his Week 15 availability. It remains to be seen, however, if his practice participation will be impacted at all. The Ravens' QB situation will thus be worth monitoring in the coming days, with the health of Joe Flacco (hip) improving.
Robert Griffin finished up Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs after Jackson exited the game late in the fourth quarter with an unspecified injury.
Prior to being forced out of the game, Jackson completed 13 of 24 passes for 147 yards and two TDs and ran 13 times for 71 yards. His status will be worth monitoring in the coming days, especially with the health of fellow QB Joe Flacco (hip) improving.
With Joe Flacco (hip) inactive for the fourth straight game, Jackson will retain the starting job for another week, though he likely would have kept his spot atop the depth chart even if Flacco had been healthy enough to play. That said, Jackson would bolster his case for sticking as the Ravens' permanent starting quarterback if he can deliver a quality performance against the 10-2 Chiefs in what will be his first outing versus an opponent with a winning record. Over his prior three starts, Jackson completed just 60 percent of his passes for 7.0 yards per attempt and a 1:3 TD:INT but ripped up the opposition on the ground to the tune of 265 yards and two scores on 54 carries.
Jackson (hip) is expected to get another start Sunday in Kansas City, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Joe Flacco (hip) reportedly is moving around better at Wednesday's practice but is still showing some signs of limitation. Of course, there's no guarantee Flacco will start even when he's healthy, considering the Ravens have won three consecutive games with Jackson spearheading a rejuvenated rushing attack. Confirmation may not come until later this week, but it appears the rookie will get his opportunity to pull off the upset, facing a defense ranked 15th in yards per pass attempt (7.5) and 31st in yard per carry (5.1). While yet to face a true dual-threat passer, the Chiefs have allowed quarterbacks to pick up 95 yards and four TDs on just 20 carries.
Coach John Harbaugh said he hasn't made a decision on the quarterback position going forward, even though Jackson has done enough to keep the starting job, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
There was reportedly no decision to make ahead of Sunday's 26-16 win over the Falcons, as Joe Flacco (hip) still doesn't have medical clearance to play. However, the 33-year-old quarterback did manage limited practice participation Thursday and Friday, perhaps giving him a chance to gain clearance for Week 14 in Kansas City. The Ravens have won three consecutive games on the strength of a powerful rushing attack led by Jackson, but the rookie has also been responsible for four turnovers and a number of missed opportunities in the passing game. Harbaugh has hinted at the possibility of a QB timeshare, which presumably would deploy Flacco in obvious passing situations. A difficult road game against the Chiefs in Week 14 would seem to favor the clock-draining approach with Jackson at quarterback, though it's also a matchup that could eventually force the Ravens to abandon their running game.
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||Lost 24-27 OT|
|16||12/22/18||@ LAC||8:20 pm|
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