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2018-03-02 03:03:45 PM  
So many great QBs in the league they don't know what to do with the excess?
 
2018-03-02 04:16:01 PM  
Jackson's lack of accuracy, with the former Louisville quarterback completing just 59.1 percent of his passes.

How far have we come where a nearly 60% completion rate is considered a lack of accuracy? What was Joe Montana's career completion rate?
 
2018-03-02 05:36:46 PM  

jaylectricity: Jackson's lack of accuracy, with the former Louisville quarterback completing just 59.1 percent of his passes.

How far have we come where a nearly 60% completion rate is considered a lack of accuracy? What was Joe Montana's career completion rate?


63.2
 
2018-03-02 05:43:24 PM  

jaylectricity: Jackson's lack of accuracy, with the former Louisville quarterback completing just 59.1 percent of his passes.

How far have we come where a nearly 60% completion rate is considered a lack of accuracy? What was Joe Montana's career completion rate?


That's college completion rate, not pro. How badly will it drop once he is in the pros and the game is faster? How quick is his release time?
Also they probability have stats on how many of the fails are his fault and how many are the receivers? He probably is seen as a WR because many of the misses were his fault instead of dropped passes.
 
2018-03-02 05:49:55 PM  
If I'm him and I look like a backup QB or a hopeful project for some team late 1st/early 2nd, I'm interested in showing I can be being a solid WR and have a better chance of sticking in the league.

Or, as the article said, go Tebow and end up with the Mets.
 
2018-03-02 05:51:51 PM  

jaylectricity: Jackson's lack of accuracy, with the former Louisville quarterback completing just 59.1 percent of his passes.

How far have we come where a nearly 60% completion rate is considered a lack of accuracy? What was Joe Montana's career completion rate?


I kind of think that it's got less to do with the idea of what his completion percentage is as it does with the fact that he's got that completion percentage in college. I mean, a career percentage of 59.1% would tie him with Bortles for 25th among active QB's, and 57th all-time. But really, to do that against some really  bad teams (the BC game comes to mind) raises red flags.
 
2018-03-02 05:54:33 PM  
We get it, he's black.
 
2018-03-02 05:58:36 PM  
I'm sure it's a combination of my football ignorance and feeling particularly unemployed this week, but if I were in a position to increase -- however slightly -- my chance to get drafted into an organization that would pay me millions of dollars to play a sport, I'd strap on ice skates and a leotard and proceed to fall on my ass while whistling Don Giovanni, if an evaluator asked me to.

But, at the same time, I totally understand _his_ "fark you, I'm a QB" response, I think.  Still, after what happened to His Brady-ness in the SB, he may want to show he can catch a ball if he _has_ to....
 
2018-03-02 06:00:09 PM  

Starkaryen: If I'm him and I look like a backup QB or a hopeful project for some team late 1st/early 2nd, I'm interested in showing I can be being a solid WR and have a better chance of sticking in the league.

Or, as the article said, go Tebow and end up with the Mets.


As long as he's drafted with a rookie QB deal he'll be fine. Just work out as WR, then enter the draft as a QB.
 
2018-03-02 06:06:18 PM  
Is he black?

*clicks link*

Yep. Same shiat different day.
 
2018-03-02 07:21:41 PM  
The Browns will play him at kicker.
 
2018-03-02 07:35:43 PM  
The only STUPID thing here is him.    
Don't let your ego get in the way of getting paid millions for his contribution to a team.

Tebow would still be in the league if he moved to like Tight End.
Terrelle Pryor is being paid in the upper half of the league as a WR.

Don't give me this 'black' thing, unless you acknowedge that a black body is built differently in musculature and ligaments, that give him an advantage at WR.
 
2018-03-02 07:50:09 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: The Browns will play him at kicker.


The Browns would play him out of the bullpen as a lefty-lefty specialist.
 
2018-03-02 07:57:03 PM  

punkwrestler: jaylectricity: Jackson's lack of accuracy, with the former Louisville quarterback completing just 59.1 percent of his passes.

How far have we come where a nearly 60% completion rate is considered a lack of accuracy? What was Joe Montana's career completion rate?

That's college completion rate, not pro. How badly will it drop once he is in the pros and the game is faster? How quick is his release time?
Also they probability have stats on how many of the fails are his fault and how many are the receivers? He probably is seen as a WR because many of the misses were his fault instead of dropped passes.


This covers most of your concerns. Quick summary: he's not polished but it's pretty absurd to say he should switch positions.

https://www.theringer.com/2018/2/20/1​7​032538/lamar-jackson-quarterback-bill-​polian-wide-receiver
 
2018-03-02 08:22:16 PM  

T.rex: The only STUPID thing here is him.    
Don't let your ego get in the way of getting paid millions for his contribution to a team.

Tebow would still be in the league if he moved to like Tight End.
Terrelle Pryor is being paid in the upper half of the league as a WR.

Don't give me this 'black' thing, unless you acknowedge that a black body is built differently in musculature and ligaments, that give him an advantage at WR.


Hey, we are considering giving you enough money that your kids will never have to work a day in their lives, we just want to see you do something different to consider our options.

Nah, I'm good.
 
2018-03-02 08:23:06 PM  
Jackson says this report is BS and that no teams have requested him to workout as a WR.
 
2018-03-02 08:29:08 PM  
The Super Bowl MVP caught his pass, the loser did not. Nuff said.
 
2018-03-02 08:45:44 PM  

Snapper Carr: Is he black?

*clicks link*

Yep. Same shiat different day.


Same shiat as in someone in the media fabricates a racial discrimination story so people like you can virtue signal and they can generate a shiat ton of clicks?
 
2018-03-02 11:19:40 PM  
If he's a QB, he'll be drafted well ahead of where his value is because some GM is wishing on a star and hoping to save a franchise.  Doesn't happen to WRs as much.
 
2018-03-03 12:43:06 AM  
QBs get paid wayyyyy more on average..The Bears just cut backup qb Glennon after one season where he was paid $18 million; starting wrs don't get paid that
 
2018-03-03 01:20:29 AM  

jaylectricity: Starkaryen: If I'm him and I look like a backup QB or a hopeful project for some team late 1st/early 2nd, I'm interested in showing I can be being a solid WR and have a better chance of sticking in the league.

Or, as the article said, go Tebow and end up with the Mets.

As long as he's drafted with a rookie QB deal he'll be fine. Just work out as WR, then enter the draft as a QB.


Ummmmmm
 
2018-03-03 06:40:50 AM  

SFSailor: I'm sure it's a combination of my football ignorance and feeling particularly unemployed this week, but if I were in a position to increase -- however slightly -- my chance to get drafted into an organization that would pay me millions of dollars to play a sport, I'd strap on ice skates and a leotard and proceed to fall on my ass while whistling Don Giovanni, if an evaluator asked me to.

But, at the same time, I totally understand _his_ "fark you, I'm a QB" response, I think.  Still, after what happened to His Brady-ness in the SB, he may want to show he can catch a ball if he _has_ to....


Hmmm....UPON READING THE ARTICLE... He only stated no, that no team has asked him test as a WR at the NFL combine contrary to an anonymous sourced article by a douche bag reporter looking to win the Jon Gruden award for attention whoring.

Not sure where all your conjecture about his attitude and implication that he's not groveling enough before the man comes from.
 
2018-03-03 06:47:11 AM  

T.rex: The only STUPID thing here is him.    
Don't let your ego get in the way of getting paid millions for his contribution to a team.

Tebow would still be in the league if he moved to like Tight End.
Terrelle Pryor is being paid in the upper half of the league as a WR.

Don't give me this 'black' thing, unless you acknowedge that a black body is built differently in musculature and ligaments, that give him an advantage at WR.


What's really stupid here is that none of this actually happed.

Read.the.article.
 
2018-03-03 06:49:59 AM  

Snapper Carr: Is he black?

*clicks link*

Yep. Same shiat different day.


I'm not what him being black has to do with the fact that no has actually asked him to try out at WR.

Imaginary racism under your bed.
 
2018-03-03 12:52:35 PM  
There is nothing racist about this. Receivers are asked to do tight end drills. Defensive ends are asked to do linebacker drills. Quarterbacks are asked to do tight end and receiver drills if they have the skill set. If Tim Tebo had transitioned to tight end he might have still been in the NFL.
 
2018-03-03 02:03:02 PM  
Jackson added that "no teams have asked me to play wide receiver" and he does not "even know where it comes from."

I guess he didn't watch the Superbowl.
 
2018-03-03 02:15:40 PM  

Curt Blizzah: QBs get paid wayyyyy more on average..The Bears just cut backup qb Glennon after one season where he was paid $18 million; starting wrs don't get paid that


That doesn't apply to rookies, who get contacts based on where they're drafted that are much lower than a veteran at the same position will get.
 
2018-03-03 02:17:23 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: There is nothing racist about this. Receivers are asked to do tight end drills. Defensive ends are asked to do linebacker drills. Quarterbacks are asked to do tight end and receiver drills if they have the skill set. If Tim Tebo had transitioned to tight end he might have still been in the NFL.


While that all may be true, it's irrelevant to this discussion because no one is asking him to do receiver drills.
 
2018-03-03 03:24:49 PM  

meanmutton: Chinesenookiefactory: There is nothing racist about this. Receivers are asked to do tight end drills. Defensive ends are asked to do linebacker drills. Quarterbacks are asked to do tight end and receiver drills if they have the skill set. If Tim Tebo had transitioned to tight end he might have still been in the NFL.

While that all may be true, it's irrelevant to this discussion because no one is asking him to do receiver drills.


Rapaport reported that at least one team made the request. The request is not made to the player. It's made to the administrators of the combine. The player may not know that the request was made. Josh Allen was asked to do tight end drills. OMG!!!
 
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