Lamar Jackson hasn’t made a decision whether to remain at Louisville for his senior season or enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
However, the university is making sure the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner knows how much he’s beloved in the community.
A banner thanking the electrifying quarterback now adorns the outside of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
— Barstool Louisville (@BarstoolCards) December 10, 2017
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy in a three-man field that also included Stanford’s Bryce Love and last season’s winner Jackson.
In the voting, Mayfield came out on top with 2,398 points, while Love finished second with 1,300 points and Jackson was third with 793 points.
This season, as Louisville has posted an 8-4 record, Jackson has passed for 3,489 yards and 25 touchdowns while rushing for 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns.
During his 2016 Heisman season in which Louisville went 9-4, Jackson passed for 3,543 yards and 30 touchdowns while rushing for 1,571 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Jackson will guide the Cardinals as they head to his home state to face Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Dec. 30.
The draft experts aren’t showing Jackson much love. ESPN’s Todd McShay doesn’t even have Jackson in his top 5 at quarterback. Some gurus are even suggesting a switch to wide receiver would be in his best interest.
Jackson isn’t getting caught up in the rumors.
The Louisville legend is gladly taking it one day at a time.
“I haven’t been thinking about it,” Jackson said. “I haven’t decided on my focus yet, or thought about what I’m going to do, stay in college or go to the NFL.”
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