Ravens: Lamar Jackson OUT for Week 11, Tyler Huntley will start

Ravens, Tyler Huntley (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Ravens, Tyler Huntley (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens were hoping that quarterback Lamar Jackson would be able to suit up and play today despite his illness. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case.

Jackson is officially inactive for the team’s Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears which means that former undrafted free agent Tyler Huntley will make his first career NFL start.

The Ravens also elevated Trace McSorley from the practice squad and he will serve as Huntley’s backup today. But there will be no Jackson this week.

Jackson traveled with the team to Chicago and the Ravens attempted to keep him as hydrated as possible with the hopes that he could play. But he’s just “not himself” and won’t be able to take the field.

The Ravens will turn to Tyler Huntley with Lamar Jackson out

Jackson missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday due to the mystery illness that has yet to be identified. The team has tested him for COVID-19 and the flu, but tests for both came back negative.

The former MVP returned on Friday and wasn’t listed on the final injury report seemingly indicating that he’d be good to go for Sunday.

But the Ravens added him back to the injury report on Saturday and officially listed him as questionable. On Sunday, they made the decision to leave him inactive after pre-game tests did not go well.

It’s now Tyler Huntley’s time to shine.

The former Utah standout has played sparingly with the Ravens appearing in four games over the last two years completing 8-of-16 passes for 54 yards. He’s also added 13 carries for 33 yards on the ground.

Needless to say, today will be the biggest opportunity of his brief NFL career.

The Ravens will also be without the likes of Marquise Brown, Anthony Averett, Jimmy Smith, Cedric Ogbuehi, Brandon Williams, and Miles Boykin who are all out with injuries.

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This will be a shorthanded Ravens team that takes the field in Week 11. But no loss is more significant than the loss of their star quarterback.