Who says Lamar Jackson doesn’t have the right stuff to play on Sundays? Move over to wide receiver? He’d rather not. If he’s going to start making throws like this regularly, you can’t really blame him.
In a matchup of ACC foes, the Louisville Cardinals and the North Carolina Tar Heels are meeting in Chapel Hill.
After winning the Heisman Trophy last season, many scouts and opposing coaches felt that Jackson’s abilities, while explosive, wouldn’t translate to the NFL well. Working out of the shotgun and relying mostly on his legs to create excitement, Jackson fits a prototype that hasn’t faired well in the NFL. A scrambling quarterback who can’t throw.
Well, he appears to be on a mission to answer his detractors.
Lamar Jackson makes NFL throws every weekpic.twitter.com/ESWZeoJpCu
— 2020 NFL Draft (@DraftRT) September 9, 2017
Granted, Jackson did start this play out of the shotgun, and did do a little razzle-dazzle before uncorking the pass. But when he did, oh brother was a a doozy. Right on target and in stride of his receiver. It doesn’t get much better than that.
If he is able to do that consistently all season, he might be taken near the top of the draft. If he can do it from under center, he might make himself the first overall selection and win another Heisman.