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The Ravens quarterback mystery

Posted: 4:45 PM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-26 19:11:45-05
The Ravens quarterback mystery

Coming off back-to-back wins led by rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens just might be staring at a monumental decision under center.  

Head Coach John Harbaugh saying Monday he thinks veteran QB Joe Flacco is seeing a doctor Monday about his injured hip. 

Many are speculating Flacco could be healthy enough to suit up Sunday in Atlanta. First he has to be cleared.

“The biggest criteria is the protection of the hip, the hip’s ability to protect itself,” said Harbaugh. “The hip’s got to be strong and not agitated for Joe to be able to protect himself.”

So if Flacco is healthy and can play, does he start? Or do the Ravens roll with Lamar? Harbaugh was a little salty when asked whether he believes a player should lose his job to injury?

“So we’re going to go back to junior high cliches now? We’ll do whatever gives us the best chance to win. Period. End of conversation,” he said.

But the conversation is certain to continue throughout the week and Harbaugh’s in no rush to name a starting quarterback.

“I don’t think you start making these decisions until you get to the bridge. Not crossing the bridge until we get to it? I think that’s a pretty good cliche. Pretty apt,” he said. “So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it and I’ll be ready to make that decision when the time comes.”

What about using a dual quarterback system and playing both Jackson and Flacco a substantial amount? When asked about that Harbaugh said: “Everything is on the table in that sense.”

Jackson and the Ravens beat the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday to improve their record to 6-5. Flacco has been out since suffering the hip injury in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 4.

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