While Lamar and the Ravens were very vocal about Jackson being a quarterback, it seems other options are being tested. According to Jamison Hensley who is the Ravens’ ESPN reporter says John Harbaugh is enjoying seeing the possibilities of having two quarterbacks on the field at once.
It looks like Lamar going without the agent continues to have been an okay move for him. Jackson’s deal is reported to be worth $9,471,649 with a $4,968,472 signing bonus. Congrats to Lamar and his family!
Lamar Jackson was formally introduced as a Raven today along with his new coaches and fellow draft pick, Hayden Hurst. While the coaches are still keeping things tight lipped about what they plan to do with all of Lamar’s talents, one thing is for sure. Lamar will be a quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens. Check out all of the videos from Lamar’s first NFL press conference below!
Good luck watching this without tearing up.
We at CardinalSportsZone.com wish these two young men & the one drafted today the very best if luck in their journeys. Here is a press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander and quarterback Lamar Jackson were selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft Thursday evening AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The two first-round selections for the Cardinals are the second most in school history, one shy of equaling the 2014 draft, when three players went on the first day.
Lamar Jackson, possibly the greatest football player to ever don a UofL Football uniform, was drafted 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens tonight.
The former Heisman winner was electric as a college player. He was the first player in college football’s long history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons. Lamar has the arm strength to make every throw a QB needs to make combined with unreal agility, quickness, speed, and running ability.
Baltimore has Marty Mornhinweg as their OC. He was OC in Philadelphia when Michael Vick had arguably his best years as an NFL QB.
Joe Flacco may also be on his way out after this year, allowing Lamar to learn for a year before taking the reigns.
Lamar appears to have found a perfect fit with the Ravens and he appears he’s ready to prove his doubters wrong.
Congrats from Cardinal Sports Zone, the UofL fans, and Coach Bobby Petrino to the great Lamar Jackson! We are happy for you and wish you the best.
Here are some interviews Lamar did just after having his name called as well as they official draft card for Lamar from the Ravens.
Here is a tweet from Lamar himself with his instant draft card.