The Ravens could be forced to begin the Lamar Jackson era sooner than anyone anticipated.
According to multiple reports, longtime quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury sustained early in the Pittsburgh game that could keep him out for at least the Week 11 meeting with Cincinnati. The 33-year-old quarterback is undergoing tests to determine the severity, per an NFL Network report.
Flacco’s status could pave the way for Jackson to make his first NFL start against the Bengals a week from Sunday. With the 4-5 Ravens having lost three straight and the offense sputtering in recent games after a strong opening month, some fans were already clamoring for the 2018 first-round pick and former Heisman Trophy winner from Louisville to take the reins from the former Super Bowl MVP.
Jackson has played a total of 86 offensive snaps this season, rushing for 139 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries and going 7-for-12 for 87 yards and a touchdown as a passer.
Head coach John Harbaugh will not meet with the media again until Monday afternoon.