Lamar Jackson is reportedly set to be in a good state of health to play this coming Sunday according to Ian Rapaport.
The two sides were locked in a pretty long series of contract negotiations for the vast majority of the offseason, with Jackson seeking to be paid like one of the best quarterbacks in the league and to be in line with some of the big quarterback contracts that were handed out this offseason.
It is a title that he deserves, as coming into this season he had put up a total of 13,640 yards with both his arm and his legs whilst providing a total of 106 touchdowns since making his debut in 2018, even winning league MVP back in 2019, becoming arguably the best dual-threat quarterback in the league in the process and making the Ravens a formidable threat.
However, the two sides failed to come to an agreement, meaning that Jackson’s future beyond this year is in a little bit of doubt as it will come to an end at the conclusion of the regular season. Then you have to look at what they’ve done on the field so far, which like their contract talks, has not been not straightforward.
They got off to a comfortable start in 2022, with a 24-9 win over the New York Jets, but then suffered an epic collapse against the Miami Dolphins when they surrendered a 35-14 lead heading into the 4th quarter to lose 42-38.
Lamar Jackson is still jacked up
Jackson was still at his lightning best on the day, throwing for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns whilst also having 119 rushing yards by himself, including a 79-yard touchdown run that looked like it put the game to bed.
Video: Lamar Jackson scores an incredible touchdown:
The game came at a bit of a cost though, as Jackson suffered an injury to his elbow just before that epic run, and it caused him and the team to take some precautions ahead of their game this weekend against the New England Patriots.
However, it looks as if things are going to be OK for him, as Ian Rapaport reported that he has been progressing well during the rest of the week and looks to be ‘good to go’ when they travel to New England this week.
Video: Ian Rapaport drops Lamar Jackson injury update:
Which should come as excellent news to the Ravens and their fans, because if they are to have any success this year, Jackson is going to play a big part in it, so having him at full health is vital for them not just this week, but going forward as well.