Louisville legend Lamar Jackson is expected to make his first career professional start on Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Ravens starter Joe Flacco’s status uncertain throughout the week, Jackson was expected to step in if needed, but Baltimore hasn’t exactly been transparent about the situation.
Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network was the first to report that Jackson will get the start.
Depending how he performs, Jackson could get back-to-back starts. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Flacco’s hip injury won’t require surgery, but he could also miss the Ravens Nov. 25 game against the Raiders.
Journeyman Robert Griffin is also on the Ravens depth chart and will see some snaps if Jackson struggles.
In limited action this season, Jackson has completed 7 of 12 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, adding 139 rushing yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.<