Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is aware of precisely the place he would play Lamar Jackson within the NFL. Trace: he would not put him at large receiver.
“Yeah, I feel you in all probability need to attempt it there (at quarterback) and see,” Reid informed reporters at the NFL Scouting Mix Wednesday. “He is fairly good. I would. I might give that a whirl. I might deal with that, yeah.”
The rationale that is even a problem is as a result of a number of pundits, most notably ESPN NFL analyst and former entrance-workplace government Invoice Polian, stated the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner ought to transfer to large receiver.
Jackson threw for 9,043 yards and rushed for four,132 in three seasons at Louisville, so he has greater than sufficient numbers to intrigue some scouts. Nevertheless, some consider his slight body (6-three, 210 kilos) might end in damage, and together with his velocity and athleticism he has the potential to be a implausible extensive receiver.
However that’s no purpose to utterly dismiss him as a quarterback. Reid is within the camp which favors giving him an opportunity to play QB, and if he does run into issues, a group could make modifications accordingly, if modifications are even wanted.
“Let’s exhaust that different factor that we all know he is good at and see,” Reid stated. “I am simply saying typically. This can be a basic assertion: Let’s get him in and let him wing it somewhat bit and see how he does. We’ll be capable of match some issues in there I am positive.”