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Ravens deny former OC wanted Lamar Jackson to be a WR

Throughout his short tenure in the NFL, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has shown he can play his position at a high level.

Before the 2018 draft, there had initially been chatter around the suggestion for Jackson to change positions to wide receiver. That dialogue has come up again that former Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg wanted him to be a wideout to which he has denied, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.


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“My thoughts before the draft, and even more when we started working with Lamar, was that this young man was going to be a special quarterback,” Mornhinweg said. “Very early we saw that along with all of his throwing and escape abilities, he reads the field as well as any young quarterback I ever worked with.”

All of that stems from former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi voicing on The GM Shuffle podcast that Mornhinweg didn’t think that Jackson could play quarterback at the next level. That all filters into the talk that some didn’t believe the Louisville product could be a viable NFL quarterback.


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Regardless of whatever the case may be, Jackson has proven he can be a capable passer. Meanwhile, it has been his dual-threat ability with his legs that have made him a nearly impossible player to game plan against weekly.

Jackson has been a significant reason for the Ravens’ high level of success. If they are hoping to compete for a Super Bowl, they will need the second-year quarterback to lead the charge.

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