Joe Flacco reportedly ‘very unlikely’ to play against Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens are 4-5 heading into Week 11 and fighting for a playoff spot, and it sounds like they will be relying on a backup quarterback to help keep them in the hunt.
Joe Flacco has missed practice all week with a hip injury, and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that it is “very unlikely” he will be able to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Continue to hear it is very unlikely Joe Flacco plays Sunday. Barring a very unexpected, last-minute, Willis Reed-like situation, Lamar Jackson in line to start. Rest and recovery have been prescribed for Flacco's hip injury
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 16, 2018
The question now becomes who will draw the start — rookie Lamar Jackson or veteran Robert Griffin III. Jackson missed practice on Thursday with a stomach illness, but he was back on the field Friday. Both players have received first-team reps this week, though Ravens coach John Harbaugh says he is not going to name a starter in advance.
Harbaugh said he won’t name a starter at QB for Sunday. Harbaugh reiterates that Flacco could play Sunday. Joked Flacco “coming along beautifully”
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) November 16, 2018
With the Ravens still in playoff contention and Harbaugh’s job basically on the line, the coach will likely start the QB that he believes gives the team a better chance to win. Fans want to see what Jackson can do, but there’s no guarantee we won’t see RG3.