Pittsburgh Steelers

Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens starting quarterback Sunday with Joe Flacco as his backup

Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens starting quarterback Sunday with Joe Flacco as his backup

Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens starting quarterback Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Joe Flacco as his backup, coach John Harbaugh announced Wednesday.

Flacco, who has been the Ravens starter since his rookie season in 2008, is coming back from a hip injury he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 4. Jackson has led the Ravens to a 3-1 record as a starter with an offense dominated by the run.

Flacco, who addressed reporters for the first time in several weeks, said he was not surprised by the decision and won’t worry about what the demotion means for his future in Baltimore until after the season.

“I can’t say I...

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