NFL Players Blast Teams’ “Insulting” Request For Heisman-Winning QB Lamar Jackson To Play WR

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Lamar Jackson claimed the Heisman as a sophomore for Louisville in 2016, and nearly repeated the effort in 2017, falling just short to Baker Mayfield as a finalist.

He did all that as a quarterback. But apparently some NFL teams want to evaluate him as a wide receiver—even though he never even caught a pass in college.

According to’s Peter Schrager:

Multiple NFL teams have requested for the dual-threat Lousiville quarterback to work out as a wide receiver, in addition to working out as a QB, Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager reported Friday, per a source informed of the situation.

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

While the 21-year-old hasn’t said whether he’ll work out as a receiver for NFL teams, plenty of current and former NFL players chimed in with their own opinions on what he should do.

ESPN analyst and former Indianapolis Colts owner Bill Polian is among those who think Jackson should be a wide receiver, calling him too “short and slight” and claiming “the accuracy isn’t there.”

Neither argument seems to hold up to a half second’s worth of scrutiny.