This article is part of our Job Battles series.Quarterbacks
Lamar Jackson vs. Joe Flacco (hip), BAL
It's tough to tell where this one is headed, because Jackson hasn't played great despite his 3-0 record as starter, and Flacco's blip of practice activity Friday implies that he'll be a good bet to be available for this week's game at Arrowhead.
I don't know whether I consider Jackson or Flacco the better starting option against the Chiefs – I would go with Jackson just because of how I view the long-term lens – but I can understand why coaches might consider Flacco preferable in a tough road spot against the presumed AFC Super Bowl representative. That's particularly true because the Ravens are in realistic wildcard contention at 7-5.
Jackson's profound talent as a runner makes the Ravens offense fundamentally different from the way it looks with Flacco on the field, and that rushing threat widens the gaps to make the running game more effective in general. But Jackson is not as rel
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