Packers: ‘Pretty clear’ Lamar Jackson will be out in Week 15

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Will the Packers play the Ravens without star QB Lamar Jackson?

The Green Bay Packers visit the Baltimore Ravens this week, but there’s uncertainty over who will be starting at quarterback for the home team.

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reported that Lamar Jackson didn’t practice all week, “putting his availability for Sunday’s game against the Packers in serious doubt”.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo believes the fact Jackson was unable to take part in a walkthrough is a sign he won’t be out there on Sunday versus the Packers.

The fact Jackson was unable to practice all week says a lot about his injury. He’s listed as questionable on the Ravens’ injury report so could be active on Sunday, but there’s little doubt he would be limited if he does play.

Considering Jackson is one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the league, being limited due to an ankle injury would be potentially significant.

If Jackson is unable to play and is inactive on Sunday, backup quarterback Tyler Huntley will start for the Ravens.

Huntley can play, make no mistake about it, and he put in a solid performance last week versus the Cleveland Browns. He would also benefit from a full week of first-team reps at practice. Despite that, Lamar Jackson is one of the best quarterbacks in football. The Ravens will be serious underdogs for this game without their former MVP.

It’s important to note that Jackson hasn’t been ruled out. He could still play. There are still two days to go so maybe the Ravens want more time to see how he is on game day.

This will be something to watch in the coming days, although we may not get a clearer idea of Jackson’s status until the Ravens announce their inactives for the game on Sunday.