Ditch the Racially Coded Language, Lamar Jackson Is No One’s Wide Receiver

Master Tesfatsion | Source: Bleacher Report

There are many unknowns leading up to April’s NFL draft, but one thing should be clear.

Lamar Jackson isn’t a wide receiver. Not even close.

A Heisman Trophy winner who can effortlessly sling a pigskin 50 yards with a flick of the wrist while eluding a pass-rusher should not catch passes for a living.

Jackson should enter the NFL as a quarterback—and retire as one, too.

Yet some NFL pundits, former NFL general manager Bill Polian chief among them, say the former Louisville quarterback is better suited as a pro wide receiver, even if he didn’t record a catch in college. The topic was one of the biggest stories out of the NFL Scouting Combine when NFL Network reported “multiple teams” requested Jackson test at the position. The 21-year-old said a team didn’t specifically ask him to work outat wide receiver, stating he’s “strictly [a] quarterback.”

Full article at Bleacher Reports

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