Baltimore Ravens Coach Offers Lamar Jackson Update Ahead of Cowboys Clash

Published 12/04/2020, 10:00 PM EST
Oct 11, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws during the second half Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Wednesday and almost beat them. They had 17 players on reserve or on the COVID-19 list, which included their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson. The players who tested positive had to stay in quarantine for a minimum of 10 days.


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The Ravens knew they would be under armed while going up against the Steelers, but what they hoped was that majority of the team would be back before going up against the Cowboys. The protocols for the covid tested players were slightly different for the ones who were at high-risk zones.

Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh revealed that it’s not the team’s call to get an infected player back. If the player is devoid of the symptoms, he might return after a 10 days time period after being tested.


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“They all have their different days when they’re possibly allowed to come back, but those are medical decisions, in the end, not coaching decisions.  So when the doctors clear them to practice, that’s when we’ll have them,” said coach Harbaugh on Thursday.

On being asked whether Jackson would be playing on Tuesday night, he simply replied “I think I already answered that.”

Lamar Jackson, 2019’s shining star for the Ravens

Nov 8, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) passes the ball against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Lamar Jackson has been one of the top players of 2019 in the NFL. He led his team to set a single-season record for maximum team rushing yards ever. Jackson managed 1,206 rushing yards in 2019, the maximum any quarterback made in a season. He had the maximum passing yards with 3,000 plus yards covered and over 30 touchdowns in a season. He received AFC’s Offensive Player of the Week title, followed by many more awards in Week 9 and 10. Jackson became the second unanimous MVP in NFL history after Tom Brady (2010). He is by far the youngest player to receive the MVP.

Reigning MVP faces a tough ending to 2020 season

This year Jackson led the Ravens to a 38-6 victory over Cleveland Browns earlier in Week 1. This year he could not shine the brightest as he did last year.  Many other players like Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson took away his spotlight this season. 

Currently, the Ravens have a 55% chance of making it to the playoffs. Ravens right now are at the 3rd place on the list in the AFC North. A wild card seems like their only hope right now.


Milind Bage

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Milind Bage is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. During his time at school, he participated in a number of spotrs at both the national and state level. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with decent experience in content writing, client servicing, marketing, and branding.