Lamar Jackson said he’s as ready as he can be if he is tabbed to start Sunday.
The Ravens quarterback could make his first NFL start against the Bengals if Joe Flacco’s hip is still giving him trouble by game day.
“I feel like I’d be very prepared,” Jackson said of the possibility, via ESPN. “I’m trying to sponge everything in. Whatever happens, will happen.”
The situation is up in the air, especially after Flacco didn’t practice Wednesday and declined to talk to the media. Coach John Harbaugh didn’t shed any light on who will get the start, either.
“I don’t feel like we owe anybody any answers,” Harbaugh said.
Jackson, who mainly has been used in red zone situations this year, said his passing has improved tremendously since the preseason. He also said he understood the plays better and had an easier grasp on what to do.
“Before I had to ask coach 100 times, ‘Say it again, say it again,'” Jackson said. “Now, he’ll say it one time to me. Sometimes, don’t get me wrong, if it’s longer, I have to say, ‘Say it again.’ But, other than that, I’m getting better at that.”