Through the first three weeks of the college football season, we’ve seen quite a bit. Alabama is still Alabama and that will always remain true no matter who they put out there on the field, Ohio State, and Michigan are off to solid starts and then we’re in the midst of seeing something in Louisville, Kentucky with star quarterback Lamar Jackson who’s been putting together quite the season and we are just approaching week four. He has a total of 18 touchdowns (10 rushing and 8 touchdown passes)
What makes this kid so special you ask? Good question. He’s a 6’3, 205-pound guy that shows tremendous footwork. That’s the most impressive thing I see when I watch him play and his feet are always moving whether he’s in the pocket or he’s making plays outside of it. He literally keeps a defense moving and defending longer than they want too, he has great speed to make a defender miss in the open field and he can throw as well. Usually, some quarterbacks can do one of two things, they can run it well and their throwing isn’t where you want it to be as a coach or they throw it well and as a defense, you want them to move a little bit and the amazing thing about Lamar is he’s able to do both and he’s effective either way. Look at these stats he’s put up. In the first game of the season, he accounted for eight touchdowns (six passing and two rushing), in game two, he accounted for five more (one touchdown pass and four rushing) along with a total of 610 yards altogether and this past Saturday against the heavily favored Florida State, he scored five more times in a 43 point victory over the Seminoles. People wondered if he could do what he’s been doing against a solid defense and I think he answered the questions this weekend.
If Louisville continues to win, he could potentially be a leading candidate for the Heisman trophy and beating number two ranked Florida State could be that “Heisman moment” that each winner has. He’s been fun to watch.