Kentucky superstar receiver-turned-quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. has always been one to embrace the spotlight, and he certainly continued that trend in an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show this afternoon.
In an interview with Finebaum, Bowden Jr. began things by talking about the adversity his team has overcome this season and how they have managed to do so.
“This year has had a lot of ups and downs, we’ve really been looking, searching for our identity. How to find ourselves,” Bowden said. “I’m the kind of guy who wants to step in and just do what’s best for the team. I think the team bought into that and we just never looked back from there.”
When asked about how he has learned to adjust to opposing defenses in his time at quarterback, Bowden referred to a tip he received from Kentucky co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw.
“The defense can disguise different things,” he said. “One thing I was always taught, especially by Coach Hinshaw this year, the corners can lie to you, but the safeties don’t.”
Speaking of tips, Finebaum brought up former Louisville star Lamar Jackson and how quickly he has established himself as an MVP frontrunner. In response, Bowden said he has been watching Jackson and picking up pointers from the former Cardinal during his time playing the quarterback position at Kentucky.
“I watched the [Ravens vs. Rams] game [on Monday night], this is probably the first time I watched a full game in the NFL this year,” he said. “I watched it mostly because I wanted to see his demeanor and how he really played. I witnessed it live in action as a freshman when they came in here and played us.
“I just wanted to learn a few pointers [and] tips off of him last night, and I think I did. I think he’s going to win the MVP race and take his team to the Super Bowl. He elevated his game as he got to the league. Here, he was a game-changer, he took over the game. It was just that, I really don’t know how else to explain him. He’s just a game-changer, sort of like myself. He ran away with the game itself.”
Check out the entire interview below: