Ravens QB Lamar Jackson named starting QB for Week 15
The Baltimore Ravens may have finally moved on from veteran quarterback Joe Flacco. After a lot of speculation and talk of an inevitable change at the position, Lamar Jackson has been named the starter for Week 15 even with Flacco healthy and ready to go.
Flacco’s status has been up in the air over the past few weeks with Jackson shouldering the load and doing a good job while filling in for the longtime starter. According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Jackson is the starter with Flacco set to be the backup for the rookie quarterback.
Harbaugh said Lamar Jackson is the starting quarterback Sunday. Flacco is backup.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) December 12, 2018
The Ravens are currently battling for a playoff spot in the AFC and will have some challenging matchups in the last three weeks of the regular season. Baltimore will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15 with Jackson at the helm once again despite an ankle injury he suffered last week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In Week 16, the Jackson-led Ravens will go on the road in perhaps their most difficult matchup of the final weeks of the season against Philip Rivers’ Los Angeles Chargers. In the regular-season finale, Jackson and company will take on rookie phenom Baker Mayfield and the resurgent Cleveland Browns.