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Ravens coach John Harbaugh refuses to reveal starting QB for Week 13

In the last two weeks, the Baltimore Ravens have played rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson in place of Joe Flacco. Flacco is dealing with a nagging hip injury.

Following Sunday’s 34-17 win over the Oakland Raiders, head coach John Harbaugh has decided to keep his upcoming decision close to the vest, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.


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“I’m not going to get into any of that, for a lot of reasons,” Harbaugh said. “Whether the decision has been made or not, it’s not important for anybody to know but us. If I decide to do it one way or another, I don’t want our opponent to know. So, I’m probably not going to announce it for obvious reasons, just to make it tough for our opponent.”

Much of the reasoning behind going this route may be rooted in him keeping his choice privately known is due to the desire to get a competitive edge over the Ravens’ next opponent in Week 13 against the Atlanta Falcons. Beyond helping guide the team to back-to-back wins in his first two starts, Jackson has provided solid play under center as he has thrown for 328 passing yards on a 61.3 completion rate with a touchdown and three interceptions along with rushing for 190 yards a touchdown.


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Although he hasn’t put forth a strong passing performance, Jackson has shown to be a major factor with his legs. As a result, opposing defenses are having more trouble defending against him due to his mobility. This is something that has led to much of his success offensively.

However, what this may come down to is whether Harbaugh believes it is appropriate to move on from Flacco, or it’s still his job to lose. Ultimately, only time will tell what the decision will be.

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