The Baltimore Ravens are set to begin training camp, but they’ll be doing so without their starting quarterback. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier on Wednesday that Lamar Jackson will not be practicing due to a COVID-related case that the NFL is still trying to process. Head coach John Harbaugh has since confirmed that the former league MVP has tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier this offseason, Jackson did not reveal whether he was vaccinated. If he is not, unvaccinated players have to spend at least 10 days on the reserve list and away from the team before being able to possibly return.
Jackson did test positive for COVID-19 in the midst of last season. His positive test came in on Nov. 26 and he was subsequently placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, missing Baltimore’s Week 12 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jackson was then activated on Dec. 7 and played the remainder of the season, including both of Baltimore’s playoff matchups.
With Jackson sidelined as this situation gets sorted out, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley will get the majority of reps at quarterback for Baltimore. Schefter has also reported that the Ravens have re-signed Kenji Bahar, who spent some time with the team during minicamp, to serve as the third-string quarterback.