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Ravens propping up ex-Penn State QB Trace McSorely for first pro start vs. Cowboys

Ravens Trace McSorely

Baltimore Ravens gunslinger Lamar Jackson’s status for Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys remains up in the air after getting tagged as a positive COVID-19 case several days ago. The team managed to match up against division rival Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12 without their starting quarterback who was eventually replaced by veteran playmaker Robert Griffin III.

After struggling for the majority of the game, RG3 was eventually benched in the fourth quarter, and sophomore quarter Trace McSorley was slotted on the field to finish the game en route to a 19-14 loss.

He finished with 77 passing yards on 2-of-6 passes completed along with a scored touchdown for the Ravens in his first NFL game this season, and second of his career.

With Griffin heading to the team’s injured reserve list due to a hamstring injury sustained against the Steelers, the Ravens are expected to name McSorley as their starting quarterback against the Cowboys.

Despite the situation, the Ravens are still hoping to get the 2019 NFL MVP back at the helm in time for Sunday’s game, as per ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler.

“Now, yeah, they’re counting on Lamar Jackson and hope he gets back. Sunday marks the 10-day anniversary from when he tested positive, so he could be activated at that point. He’s feeling pretty good, but he has to have 72-straight hours of no symptoms before they can activate him.”

With a 6-5 record, the Ravens are slowly losing their grip on a playoff seat. They’re currently mired in an ongoing three-game losing skid. Their gameday on December 8 will see whether Lamar Jackson can make a surprise start under center or the Ravens will have to bank on Trace McSorely to deliver them their much-needed win.