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Multiple NFL Teams Want Lamar Jackson to Work Out as a Receiver

04 March 2018, 03:58 | Nina Perez

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson before the Tax Slayer Bowl against Mississippi State on Dec. 30 2017

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson before the Tax Slayer Bowl

At this point, there isn't much known if Jackson is receptive to that idea after playing his entire collegiate career at quarterback.

"I don't know if you've ever gotten the pleasure of throwing a touchdown pass, but nothing beats it".

Jackson was extremely likeable in his 15-minute interview with reporters. He is not a wide receiver.

Polian's opinion was met with backlash from fans, media, players and coaches alike, but it was reported at the National Football League combine this week that teams asked Jackson to try out as a receiver. There's been plenty of pushback against Jackson already, even from normally reasonable voices.

"I don't think that Lamar, the Louisville kid's in that discussion, in fact there's a question that he may be, he might be a receiver..."

Whether that situation will be in Denver remains to be seen, but Jackson promised Friday a "different" and "leveled-up Lamar" for any team that chooses to draft him.

It appears he may know exactly what he was talking about when it comes to how some teams would evaluate Jackson. "That's insane; I thought I was doing a good job at quarterback, you know, but hey". That's strictly my position ... He is not hiring an agent. He has a lawyer who will negotiate his contract, and his mother is serving as his manager. "He's going to be taking a big cut of my pay check anyways". I feel like I'm a field general when I'm out there.

Jackson, pegged as a late first-round or early second-round prospect by most analysts, could be available when the Pats pick at No. 31 overall. "I love the game with a passion". I feel like I'm a field general. I love putting the ball in receiver's hands. "I love those boys - Jarvis Landry, that would be a great offense". I'm not a ball hog, at all. "It may look like it, but I'm not". "I just love wining".

Jackson has passed for 9,043 yards and 69 touchdowns, while rushing for 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns during his three seasons at Louisville.

Jackson also isn't running the 40-yard dash here in Indianapolis. I'm not going to be at wide receiver at all tomorrow. You can go out there and throw all these strikeouts you want. "I think I sense pressure very well ..." He won the Heisman doing that. They've got the right pieces.

Jackson had a formal meeting with the Eagles which is significant because teams only get a limited amount of formal interviews.

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