Jim Caldwell

Preston: The Ravens do not need to rush Lamar Jackson

Preston: The Ravens do not need to rush Lamar Jackson

The hope is that rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson doesn’t have to play much, if at all, this season.

If he does, that’s not a good sign. It would indicate that starter Joe Flacco has been hurt or is playing poorly. And if that’s the case then the Ravens are in trouble and any postseason aspirations are gone. Then the coach and his staff might be fired, too.

That’s too much drama.

If the Ravens want success, they need a quiet season and certainly no quarterback controversy. But it’s probably going to happen: Jackson vs. Flacco.

Somehow coach John Harbaugh has to try to stop this from happening. But there hasn’t been a more polarizing...

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