Lamar Jackson: I'm a quarterback, plain and simple

04 March, 2018, 04:00 | Author: Nora May
  • Lamar Jackson says he hasn't been asked by any teams to play receiver, says he's 'strictly quarterback'

The Pittsburgh Steelers have met with the 2016 Heisman Trophy victor at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Pryor, however, was not a Heisman victor and then a Heisman finalist the following year. Some evaluators believe he's Michael Vick but better. Former NFL quarterback turned analyst for NFL Network and former Bills and Colts general manager Bill Polian completely ignored Jackson's passing skill en route to labeling him a wide receiver. When asked about the notion he should switch positions, Jackson shut down that as quickly as he torched defenders with his flick of a wrist deep passes or jukes in the open field. If someone says he should be a wide receiver "I'm not going to that team".

Entering the combine, Jackson was considered the fifth-best quarterback prospect behind USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Wyoming's Josh Allen, all of whom are vying to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Browns. "I don't even know where it comes from". "You're going to get the salary you're going to get [depending on where you're drafted]". And I decided I don't need him. He's expected to run a blazing 40-yard dash, though he won't be doing so at the combine. You know who else was measured with that length?

You can hear the gasps, can't you? He is not hiring an agent.

The going rate for a Super Bowl MVP is normally high, especially when that MVP is a quarterback. He will not play any sort of hybrid position. "But, on our board, he's a quarterback".

Jackson didn't go into any detail about the meeting, but the fact that Philadelphia met with him is notable.

"I can't speak for the media".

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"I thought I did a good job at quarterback. I'm a quarterback. I don't know anything about no racial slurs". "I'm a quarterback." This Lamar Jackson wide receiver talk was laughable before, and now it's getting old. I think he's earned that right.

But he was adamant, too, that he's nothing but a quarterback - a point he was "shocked" he had to defend.

"That's basically another position".

Jackson said he plans to throw here, to show teams what he can do. "What's your footwork on this?' A lot of questions", Jackson said. "I just love wining". No Wildcat. This is not the Dolphins. "No sir. No sir".

Long certainly isn't the only one who has questions about teams' analysis of Jackson's ability and potential.


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