Baltimore Ravens announce Lamar Jackson will not play against Chicago Bears

Jaylon Thompson
USA TODAY Sports+
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs for a short gain against the Miami Dolphins during the first half of an NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Nov. 11, 2021.

The Baltimore Ravens ruled out star quarterback Lamar Jackson against the Chicago Bears. Jackson was one of seven inactives announced prior to the game.

Jackson missed practice this week with an illness. He didn’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday but drew a full participation on Friday.

Early Sunday, USA TODAY Sports+ senior NFL insider Josina Anderson reported that Jackson was not feeling well enough to play after speaking to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.

The former NFL MVP made the trip to Chicago and the Ravens monitored his status throughout the morning. However, Anderson reported that his status was still up in the air.

“My understanding is there's still not complete clarity on what's causing Jackson's illness, other than an apparent virus—seemingly,” Anderson reported.

The Ravens are slated to start backup quarterback Tyler Huntley. He will make his first NFL start after appearing in four career games. Huntley completed 5 of 11 passes for 39 yards in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

It is a big game for the Ravens. The team sits at 6-3 overall and looks to hold off the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North.