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Lynn Bowden looks to Lamar Jackson for pointers, says the former Cardinal is a “game changer”

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:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Lynn Bowden looks to Lamar Jackson for pointers, says the former Cardinal is a “game changer”

  1. notFromhere
    10:01 pm November 26, 2019 Permalink

    He’s right. Don’t like saying it, but Jackson is frequently the best football player on the field IN THE NFL. it was harder to see in college because of what he was surrounded by at UL.

  2. az1006
    11:01 pm November 26, 2019 Permalink

    Astounding how good he’s been in the NFL. He’s changing football forever.

    • Bobbum Man
      10:53 am November 27, 2019 Permalink

      Not really… we’ve seen QBs like him before with Cunningham, Vick, RGIII etc…. he’s having Ana amazing year and he’s the most exciting player to watch by far. But I saw him take 3-4 hits he didn’t need to take in the MNF game alone, he has to watch that stuff and we’ll see if he can stay healthy these running QBs generally don’t last

  3. KYJelly
    9:25 am November 27, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t hate Lamar because he played for Louisville. He has a great, humble personality in interviews and is very fun to watch.

    • 4everUKBlue
      9:28 am November 27, 2019 Permalink

      True and his fumble enabled us to beat UofLittleBro, although striking the Heisman pose wasn’t all that humble.

    • Bobbum Man
      10:54 am November 27, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed, hard to dislike the kid and he’s a blast to watch hope he keeps it up