The Baltimore Ravens gave it all they had but they came up just short in their upset attempt against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. They did so without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who missed the game with a leg injury that has taken longer to heal than expected.
Some chastised Jackson for not suiting up while others defended his decision, though the fact that he didn’t even travel with the team to Cincinnati certainly raised some eyebrows.
Jackson addressed his injury earlier in the week, saying “I wish I could be out there with my guys more than anything” in a message that seemed to catch head coach John Harbaugh off guard.
Jackson sent another message on social media on Monday. The quarterback posted a cryptic message to fans on his Instagram account reposting a quote from “Million Dollaz Worth of Game.”
Lamar Jackson posted this on his IG story 😨. pic.twitter.com/faRnpXJvw5
— Mark Gunnels (@MarkAGunnels) January 16, 2023
“When you have something good, you don’t play with it,” read the quote. “You don’t take chances losing it. You don’t neglect it. When you have something good, you pour into it. You appreciate it. Because when you take care of something good, that good thing takes care of you too.”
Jackson and the Ravens have been locked in contract talks for the last two years.
It’s worth noting that Jackson also removed his profile picture on Instagram, though his Twitter photo remains him in a Ravens uniform.
This situation has been bubbling over all season and it seems like there’s a decent chance Jackson’s days in Baltimore are coming to an end, one way or another.