Ever heard the old adage “It takes one to know one”? If that’s really the case, then there’s no doubt Lamar Jackson is an NFL quarterback.
Former NFL quarterbacks are steadfast in their opinions that the Louisville product and former Heisman Trophy winner is a signal caller and not a wide receiver, the position Bill Polian is advocating.
“Exceptional athlete, exceptional ability to make you miss, exceptional acceleration, exceptional instincts with the ball in his hands, and that’s rare for wide receivers,” Polian said on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo Show.. “That’s AB [Antonio Brown] and who else? Name me another that’s like that, right? Julio [Jones] isn’t even like that. This guy is incredible in the open field.
“But again, short, and a little bit slight, and clearly, clearly not the thrower the other guys are. The accuracy isn’t there.”
However, on Wednesday, former NFL quarterback Greg McElroy said on ESPNU radio that he’d “absolutely roll the dice,” on Jackson citing Michael Vick as a dual-threat example.
“He’s impossible to tackle in space, and he’s bigger than Michael Vick. He’s not as accurate as Michael Vick, but who knows, down the road three, four years. Remember this guy is only 21 years old,” McElroy said. “Three, four, five years from now, who knows what he might be?”
The latest advocate of Jackson is a former Florida State quarterback that spent eight years in the NFL.
Danny Kanell proclaimed on FOX Sports 1’s First Things First that whomever selects Jackson in this April’s NFL draft is going to be extremely pleased.
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— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) February 22, 2018
Kanell continued with his effusive praise of Jackson on his Twitter account.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) February 22, 2018
Louisville fans witnessed for three seasons why Jackson is a true quarterback. When Jackson proves the naysayers wrong at the pro level, you can bet Cardinals Nation will be beaming with joy.
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