Lamar Jackson To Be Placed on Reserve/Covid-19 List TodayBy Connor Lynch
The Baltimore Ravens’ Covid-19 outbreak goes from bad to worse as quarterback Lamar Jackson reportedly tested positive.
Via ESPN, the reigning NFL MVP will be placed on the Covid-19 list today after a positive test on Thursday.
After four players and one official tested positive, Baltimore’s positive test count from this week is at least 12. Thursday was the Ravens’ 5th consecutive day of positive tests.
Along with Lamar ackson, there are eight other players on the Baltimore Ravens Reserve/Covid-19 list. They are Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, Patrick Mekari, Calais Campbell, Jihad Ward, Brandon Williams, Pernell McPhee and Matt Skura.
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As a result of the outbreak, Baltimore’s Sunday matchup against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers could be postponed. The game was already moved to Sunday from Thursday Night Football.
Backup quarterback Robert Griffin will start the next two games with Lamar Jackson quarantining for ten days. Griffin has only made one start in the past four seasons.
“Praying for my brother [Jackson] and every player, staff member and their families dealing with COVID-19,” Griffin tweeted Thursday. “Ensuring the safety of the entire organization is important. Handling this outbreak within the team is bigger than football”
For Jackson, it’s the latest frustration in a disappointing 2020 season. The Ravens have lost 3 of their last four, falling to 6 – 4 as the offense struggles to find its usual fluidity.
Jackson’s total QBR this season is 62.5, down from a league leading 83.0 from last season. His 63.4% completion rate is 28th in the league, and his 1,948 passing yards rank 22nd.
If Robert Griffin is hurt or sick, the Ravens will be left with practice squad quarterback Tyler Huntley. Baltimore’s No. 3 signal caller Trace McSorley is currently on the Reserve/Covid-19 list.