For the first time in his 11 years in Baltimore, a healthy Joe Flacco will not start at quarterback for the Ravens.
Coach John Harbaugh announced Wednesday that Flacco will be ready to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday but that rookie Lamar Jackson will remain the team’s No. 1 quarterback.
Though the Ravens did their best to treat the move as routine, in-season business, it was a momentous change for one of the most important people in the team’s 23-year history.
“It’s not easy standing on that sideline, knowing that you have no hand in what’s going on,” Flacco said. “This is a little bit of a different role, and it’s obviously going to take some getting...