Lamar Jackson will suit up and start at quarterback for the Ravens on Tuesday after being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
Jackson tested positive for the coronavirus Nov. 26, joining nearly 20 teammates on the COVID-19 list as the Ravens experienced the NFL’s biggest outbreak of the virus to date. The reigning NFL MVP was still unavailable by the time Baltimore was cleared to play six days later, forcing the Ravens to start Robert Griffin III in their 19-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, Griffin suffered a thigh injury and landed on IR, which would’ve forced the Ravens to start 2019 sixth-round pick Trace McSorley at quarterback if Jackson wasn’t cleared to play. It appears Baltimore has avoided having to make that call, however, and will have him under center for its Tuesday night game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Ravens (6-5) enter Week 13 on the outside of the playoff picture, trailing the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts by a game for the last two AFC Wild Cards.