Joe Flacco lost his starting job to rookie Lamar Jackson.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will start in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins despite not being fully healthy, head coach John Harbaugh has confirmed.
Flacco, 34, missed two games with a knee injury but returned to start the Ravens’ win over Washington.
Harbaugh told reporters: “I think Joe’s still got enough to go in his evolution.”
Harbaugh added that if Flacco was not 100% he will continue to alternate with rookie Lamar Jackson.
Defensive end Terrell Suggs (hip) and wide receiver Michael Crabtree (groin) are also expected to play against the Dolphins, with the Ravens easing them back through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs said he was happy to make a contribution to Sunday’s win over the Redskins.
The 37-year-old played despite initially being doubtful with a hip injury suffered at Seattle in Week 3.
Suggs received rave reviews for his performance and said: “It’s not like I’m invincible. I know I’ve had bad days where I haven’t been feeling 100%. It was one of those days.”
The Ravens have a losing record, but have only lost three games when they have not played behind an injured quarterback.
However, with 34-year-old Flacco and 18-year-old Jackson being rotated, a fourth consecutive defeat could be disastrous for their slim hopes of reaching the playoffs.