Teams that could use Lamar Jackson

Dean Simpson
March 4, 2018

Could Lamar Jackson pull double duty this weekend in Indianapolis?

Jackson had to answer questions in front of the media on Friday of whether or not teams think he should move to wide receiver, whether or not he would entertain the idea, and what he thought about the idea in general.

Running backs regularly split out and catch passes, edges who identify as ends might land in a 3-4 defense where they have to stand and cover, safeties are dropped down into the box and fit gaps.

"I'm not going to be a wide receiver", he said."Whoever wants me as a quarterback, that's where I'm going". He's not bench-pressing even though he grabbed his biceps, smiled and assured, "I've been working out, 216 (pounds), you know?" Asked about Jackson on Friday, Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said: "I don't know what other teams think about him, but on our board he's a quarterback".

The New England Patriots will likely tab their quarterback of the future in the 2018 NFL Draft, choosing from a handful of prospects in the first few rounds.

"No teams has asked me to play wide receiver", Jackson said.

GIRTH, folks. Ya gotta have GIRTH to play the quarterback position in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE. I'm strictly a quarterback.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid - who coached Michael Vick with the Eagles, a quarterback with a similar style to Jackson's - wasn't with Polian or anyone else in favor of a switch.

Jackson had 7,203 passing yards the past two seasons and won the Heisman Trophy after his epic 2016 season, which included 21 rushing touchdowns and 1,571 yards as a ballcarrier. It's hard to see Jackson becoming a Jet, but perhaps Gang Green could take a second-round flier if they were to miss out on Kirk Cousins in free agency and address another need with the sixth pick.

While his numbers are akin to a created player in Madden, Jackson vows to take his game to another level upon entering the NFL. Let's exhaust that other thing that we know he's good at and see.

Jackson hasn't announced yet if he will work out as a wideout.

Jackson said he plans to throw here, to show teams what he can do.

Ron Jaworski, who spends many important hours of his life obsessing over THE FILM, says Jackson is a star.

Jackson shot down that report during his time at the podium. "He's going to be taking a bit cut of my paycheck that I feel I deserve it right now!" They are getting Lamar Jackson.

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