Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is ‘120% confident’ that he will start on Sunday

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The Baltimore Ravens were without star quarterback Lamar Jackson in Week 11 as the team was forced to turn to former undrafted free agent Tyler Huntley against the Chicago Bears.

Somewhat miraculously, despite Jackson and a host of other key players forced to miss the game, the Ravens managed to come away with the victory due in part to some late-game heroics from Huntley.

Huntley performed about as good as could have been expected given the circumstances, but it was clear just how much the Ravens missed Jackson.

Fortunately, it appears as though the former MVP is confident that he will be on the field when the Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football in a key Week 12 matchup.

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When speaking to the media on Wednesday, Jackson proclaimed that he was “120% confident” that he would be able to play this Sunday.

Jackson was forced to sit out of the team’s Week 11 matchup with the Bears after coming down with a significant non-COVID-19 illness.

It marked the third time that Jackson had been forced to miss practice time due to an illness this season, although this was the first that resulted in him actually missing the game.

Jackson was a full participant on both Wednesday and Thursday which would seemingly indicate that he should be good to go this week. Although, as the ravens learned last weekend, nothing is certain until gameday.

The 24-year-old has thrown for 2,447 yards, 14 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while adding 639 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in nine total games.

Jackson might just be the biggest reason the Ravens still sit at 7-3 despite their countless injuries this season. He’s someone who should again be at the forefront of the MVP conversation.

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The Ravens will gladly welcome back their most valuable player on Sunday. And his return couldn’t come at a better time.