The Baltimore Ravens have ruled out quarterback Lamar Jackson for Sunday’s wild-card game against the Cincinnati Bengals because of a knee injury, which has kept him out since he was forced to leave a Week 13 contest against the Denver Broncos.
Not many people have a problem with Jackson sitting out, but Michael Vick is not of them. He thinks Jackson should be out there for the playoff game.
“You’re three games away [from the Super Bowl]. Put a brace on it,” Vick said on Fox NFL Kickoff. “Get it going. Put a brace on it. Let’s go. … I played a whole season on a sprained MCL.”
Robert Griffin III had a huge problem with that comment so he responded to it on Twitter.
“Anyone saying Lamar Jackson should just ‘brace it up and go play’ REGARDLESS of the extent of his knee injury needs to get their head out of their ass,” Griffin said.
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Jackson clarified on Twitter earlier this week that he is dealing with a Grade 2 PCL sprain and there is still inflammation in his knee, which “remains unstable.”
Griffin knows what it is like to play with an injury that turns your career upside down. Back during the 2013 playoffs, Griffin braced up his knee against the Seahawks and it gave out on him, which severaly hurt the remainder of his career.
There has been speculation that Jackson may not be playing in the team’s wild-card game to avoid further injury with free agency coming up. Jackson and the Ravens couldn’t agree to an extension before the 2022 season, and he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent.
In his career against the Bengals, Jackson is 6-2.
With Jackson sidelined, Tyler Huntley may be playing as he started four games for the team this year, completing 60 percent of his passes for 471 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, in addition to rushing for 96 yards. Baltimore went 2-2 in those games.
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