Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson has been waiting patiently all season for a chance to start, and now he may get an opportunity to show why he took the college football world by storm.
Ravens incumbent starter Joe Flacco is fighting through a hip injury and didn't practice on Wednesday, so Jackson could be propelled into the spotlight on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"I feel like I'd be very prepared," Jackson said, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. "I'm trying to sponge everything in. Whatever happens, will happen."
Jackson said his ability to call plays in the huddle has improved, and he's become more confident as a leader.
"Before I had to ask coach 100 times, 'Say it again, say it again,'" Jackson said. "Now, he'll say it one time to me. Sometimes, don't get me wrong, if it's longer, I have to say, 'Say it again.' But, other than that, I'm getting better at that."
Jackson dominated at the collegiate level with his dual-threat abilities at Louisville, winning the Heisman Trophy in 2016. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick could get a chance to show off his dynamic skill set on the big stage.