The Case for Lamar Jackson

I’ve been a fan of former Louisville QB Lamar Jackson since he was a freshman and I’m only more excited to see where his talents take him in the pro league. Although Jackson won the 2016 Heisman trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and was named unanimous All-American as a sophomore and continued recording outrageous stats through his junior year. In his collegiate career, Jackson completed 619 of 1,086 passing attempts for 9,043 yards with 69 TDs and 27 INTs. He also had 655 rushing attempts for 4,132 yards and 50 TDs. Jackson is a freak athlete who not only has the passing abilities of any top NFL QB prospect, but also the legs of a scrambler. Just like Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, and Cam Newton, Jackson has the same athletic prowess that allows him success in and out of the pocket. Unfortunately, he’s not receiving the same attention as that of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, or even Baker Mayfield (gross forever) due to many scout concerns that his leg skills and speed mean he can’t throw as precisely. Jackson has, in my opinion, more potential than any of the other QBs in the upcoming NFL class, I just hope the NFL recognizes it.