Lamar Jackson only sees quarterback, not wide receiver, in his National Football League future

Lamar Jackson says NFL teams have not asked him to play wide receiver
Lamar Jackson: I'm a quarterback, plain and simple
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05 March, 2018

Ridley said the Dolphins were his favorite team and it would "mean a lot" to get drafted by them.

And in case you didn't get that: "Whoever likes me at quarterback that's where I'm going", Jackson said. Every high-profile rookie, however, benefits from having a good agent, ultimately getting much more in return for the relatively small percentage that goes to the person who knows how to handle the various aspects of the player's National Football League experience that easily can become unwanted sources of stress, uncertainty, and frustration.

Jackson, Louisville's leader, won the Heisman Trophy two years ago as dynamic, mobile quarterback. I can lead my team, I feel like I'm a field general when I'm out there. There is one thing he isn't doing - running the 40-yard dash.

It was the day that the top five quarterbacks in a loaded draft class were supposed to walk out and speak about their hopes and concerns, but all the buzz about Lamar Jackson was about whether he was ultimately going to become something else.

These NFL talent evaluators, who apparently learned nothing from doubting Clemson national champion quarterback Deshaun Watson entering last year's draft, for a second straight offseason are suggesting that an athletic black quarterback's NCAA success can't translate to the pros.

Jackson said he plans to throw here, to show teams what he can do. "I love those boys - Jarvis Landry, that would be a great offense". He then added, "I thought I did a good job at quarterback" while at Louisville.

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And former Louisville QB Lamar Jackson may not only be the ideal fit for that role, but he would also bring excitement for the Bolts to the city of Los Angeles.

Said Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome on Friday: "I don't know what other teams think about him, but on our board he's a quarterback". You know I love DeVante Parker and those guys out there - Kenyan Drake, [Kenny] Stills. I'm not a ball hog, at all. He's going to take a big cut, and I feel like I deserve it right now. "It may look like it, but I'm not".

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals throws a touchdown pass during the game against the Murray State Racers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. More specifically, it's better to go to the team that suits best overall short-term and long-term fit, regardless of draft position.

Jackson also clarified that his mother, Felicia Jones, is his manager and that he hired a lawyer to negotiate his contract rather than an agent because of the current rookie wage scale. I'd just sit back and try to learn from him as much as I could ... That's complete garbage, and one of the laziest takes in sports I've heard in a very long time. I wonder how numerous media had met him.

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.


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