The Baltimore Ravens are preparing for a fierce AFC North battle with the Cincinnati Bengals during Wild Card Weekend of the NFL Playoffs. Unfortunately, the team will have to rely on backup quarterbacks Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown as Lamar Jackson was officially ruled out for the contest.
Jackson has been on the shelf for more than a month with his PCL injury, and the Ravens are getting some major flack for the decision to not trot him out (at less than 100%) for such an important clash.
One NFL legend, who was known for doing damage with his legs, weighed in on the situation and threw some major shade at Jackson and the Ravens' way.
The legendary scrambling artist, quarterback Mike Vick summed up his thoughts on the Jackson situation with a harsh assessment. He said this, “It’s the playoffs, you’re three games away. Put a brace on it. Get it going. Put a brace on it, let’s go. . . . I played a whole season with a torn MCL.”
It's safe to say the Ravens have taken a very cautious approach with their franchise quarterback. They've repeatedly referenced the need for Jackson, as a quarterback who relies so heavily on his legs, to be 100% in order to put him back on the field.
A major issue with this approach is the fact Baltimore has been so uncommitted about inking their superstar gunslinger to a lengthy contract extension. If they want to play this so cautious, it's time for a lengthy extension to get done.
The Ravens have a tall task on Sunday. After going 2-3 without Jackson under center this year, the Ravens are considered 8.5-point road underdogs, per NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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