Lamar Jackson will not run 40-yard dash at Scouting Combine
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 05, 2018,
Mar 05, 2018, 0:08
But hours later, Jackson said he was "shocked" by the news because "no teams have asked me to play wide receiver".
"Whoever like me at quarterback, that's where I'm going", Jackson said.
Jackson talked about the idea of switching to wide receiver at the combine on Friday, stating "That's insane, you know, I thought I did a good job at quarterback!". It followed a notion that had lingered in Indianapolis throughout the week, dating back to when former Colts and Bills general manager Bill Polian suggested that that's the position Jackson should play at the next level. Anyone who watched Jackson at Louisville for five minutes knows the type of rare and special talent that Jackson is with the ball in his hands as a runner and as an improving passer. [He is] clearly, clearly not the thrower that the other guys are.
"Yeah, it's insane, he said".
"The couple games I saw, I think he's [Jackson] a nightmare for a defense, I think he's a good quarterback".
Let the haters talk all they want because one thing is clear, they won't be playing on Sundays and Jackson will, as a quarterback.
Quarterbacks will work out for the scouts on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. In three seasons, he 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns with 27 interceptions, adding 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns on the ground. Jackson's throwing session was up-and-down - like many quarterback prospects - but it wasn't catastrophic. Showing off my speed and showing I could make people miss. "That's where I am at now".
You know, in this, Jackson isn't wrong. He played in a Louisville offense designed by former Falcons coach Bobby Petrino with plenty of pro concepts. He's a quarterback, and one of the best in this year's class.More news: Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Organising committee unveils futuristic mascots
Insane idea here: But could Jackson actually be a successor to Brady in New England?
Jackson didn't go into any detail about the meeting, but the fact that Philadelphia met with him is notable. I just love to win.
He said he would feel like "a little kid" if he were to get drafted by New England. "I stay away from it, answer their questions".
Jackson, meanwhile, wasn't one bit hiding the shortcomings he needed to overcome to convince teams to draft him, either.
Interestingly, Jackson doesn't have a traditional agent.
Jackson told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will represent himself, with his mother serving not as an agent but as a manager. Jackson also has a marketing team he's working with.
Having no agent continues to be better than having a bad agent. "I don't know where that came from".
"I decided I don't need him". I feel like I'm a field general when I'm out there.
Jackson credits his poise, his calm under pressure and his ability to smell pressure as his strongest traits. "I just love wining". "I want to learn as much as I can".
It's only the receiver stuff he has no time for. "What's your footwork on this?' A lot of questions", Jackson said of what he would ask Brady.