OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said he really is over his cold this time.
“No relapses, man, we’re good,” he said with a smile when asked about his illness on Wednesday.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins Experts Describe Updated Gun Control Laws As 'Great First Step'
“I have no clue,” said Jackson.
In addition to being fatigued, Jackson said he was sweating a lot and felt chills.
“I was out of it,” he said. “But I’m good now, I’m feeling great.”
The starting quarterback was eventually ruled out for last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. Backup Tyler Huntley filled in and led the drive at the end of the game that sealed the 16-13 win for the Ravens.READ MORE: Where's Marty? Learning About The Queens Cruise To Kick Off Pride Weekend
Jackson, who flew with the team to Chicago and said he was watching the game inside the stadium while wearing a heavy jacket, talked about the restorative powers of Huntley’s game-winning drive.
“I felt like I wasn’t sick any more,” he said. “I was, ‘Let’s goooo!'”
But he wasn’t entirely surprised–Jackson and Huntley played each against each other twice when they were both high schoolers in Florida.
“He’s always been the same guy, hungry, wanting to win, wanting to be a leader,” Jackson said. “And that’s what he showed.”
Even so, fans are no doubt hoping Jackson will return for Baltimore’s Sunday Night Football showdown with the Cleveland Browns. Is he 100% ready to go?MORE NEWS: Baltimore's Mayor Scott Frees Up $300K In Funding For Pro-Abortion Organizations To Assist Women
“Yeah, for sure,” said Jackson. “120.”