I’m the biggest UofL hater out there, and seeing Lamar Jackson fumble the UK-Louisville game away made me cry tears of joy.
But the kid is legit. And placing him lower than 1st Team anything is just crazy.
AP recently listed him as a 2nd Team All-American for 2017, and the Twitter world was not happy, to say the least.
Kirk Herbstreit on Lamar Jackson: "I don't know if I've ever seen a guy have a year like he enjoyed & almost be forgotten by the masses …"
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) August 23, 2017
I ain't a Louisville fan but y'all really sleeping on Lamar Jackson https://t.co/wQXFsct7z3
— DJ Priddy (@DjPriddy) August 24, 2017
Has anyone picked Lamar Jackson to repeat as Heisman winner? Did you remember Lamar Jackson is still in College Football?
— Greg Smith (@GregSmithHV) August 23, 2017
How is the Heisman winner 2nd TeamðŸ¤” https://t.co/7gW8p0uJ5z
— DeVante Parker (@DeVanteParker11) August 22, 2017
Bleacher Report also listed the top 100 players in college football for 2017, and Jackson was ranked No. 10 behind QB’s Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield.
With little surprise, the Cardinal quarterback had something to say about the low rankings.
You think I fell off well I'm back up againðŸ˜ˆ
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) August 22, 2017
(Insert fumble joke here.)
Jackson was named the ACC Preseason Player of the Year, preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year), the Davey O’Brien Award (top college quarterback), and the Manning Award (top quarterback), so don’t feel too sorry for him.
That being said, both AP and Bleacher Report’s lists are ridiculous. Hate the team or not, Jackson took the college football scene by storm last year, and putting him behind any QB in America right now is just silly.