The No.1 in the NFL Top 100 players of 2020, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jackson Lamar has tested positive for the deadly virus. Since the start of the 2020 season, the league has been dealing with countless positive tests among the players, coaches, and staff members, but now the reigning MVP is infected, making him the most prominent NFL player to contract COVID-19.
Lamar, at the age of 22-years, 358 days old, became the youngest player to win MVP, breaking the record, and also the first player in NFL history with 2500+ pass yards and 1000+ rush yards in a season.
To clinch the No.1 spot, it wasn’t that easy as he had to beat out the 2018 MVP Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald, and Russell Wilson for the spot.
Before the start of the season, the NFL offered players an ultimatum to opt-out of the 2020 season either voluntarily or being at high risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Voluntary players received a stipend of $150000, and high riskers received a stipend of $350000 from the league.
Baltimore Ravens QB Jackson Lamar didn’t opt-out of the 2020 season; instead choose to play, having faith in the NFL to keep him safe and the rest of the players. Still, their contingency plans are turning out to be not that effective as the rates of infected players and staff members in the league keep on sky rocking.
Baltimore Ravens are the second team in the league after Tennessee Titans to have an outbreak of coronavirus in their organization, which has resulted in the postponement of a primetime game.
NFL postponed Baltimore Ravens Thanksgiving night game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday after more Ravens players tested positive for the coronavirus.
NFL officially moved Baltimore Ravens Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET.
At the moment, Ravens have at least 10 positive cases, and the number seems to increase as contact tracing continues.
On Wednesday, Ravens punished their strength and conditioning coach for breaching league protocols after failing to report symptoms and consistently not wearing a mask or tracking device.
Lamar is believed to have been infected during their Week 11 game against the Tennessee Titans at the M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, where they lost 30-24 in overtime. After the game, Lamar happened to take snaps with center Patrick Mekari, who tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday.
On a 5th straight day, the Baltimore Ravens have recorded a positive test for coronavirus as their quarterback Jackson Lamar will go on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.
Lamar will be joining other eight players on the reserve/COVID-19 list;
- Defensive end Calais Campbell
- Defensive end Jihad Ward
- Nose tackle Brandon Williams
- Offensive lineman Matt Skura
- Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee
- Running back J.K Dobbins
- Running Back Mark Ingram II
Number 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, backup quarterback Robert Griffin III will start for the next two games as Lamar quarantine for 10 days.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.