Jawon Pass taking important step to replacing Lamar Jackson for Louisville

The Louisville Cardinals are expected to turn to Jawon Pass to replace Lamar Jackson as their starting quarterback in 2018 and that’s undoubtedly tall task.

However, the early indications that Pass is up to the challenge are good and it appears that he’s already taken at least one important step towards being the reliable option Louisville needs him to be.

“Jawon [Pass] has tremendous respect from his teammates,” Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said in his opening press conference for the spring according to Howie Lindsey of WKRD in Louisville. “He has enough self-confidencece and belief in himself to go out there and perform.”

Pass was Jackson’s primary backup in 2017, playing well in limited action. He completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions. He also showed strong athleticism with 62 yards rushing and another touchdown.

He saw his most intensive action in the Sept. 30 win over Murray State, playing the majority of the second half and completing 14 of 19 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown with 36 rushing yards and another score.

The former 4-star recruit from Georgia was the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2016. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, he’s a slightly more polished passer than Jackson. He’s obviously not as dynamic of an athlete, but he’s still mobile and should fit well within the Petrino offense.

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