Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones’ arm strength is unquestioned, and he repeatedly showed his toughness and ability to run the ball while leading the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship.
But while speaking to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Thursday, Jones said there is one part of his game that is not getting enough attention.
“I don’t think I get a lot of credit for how cerebral I am when it comes to being a quarterback,” Jones said.
Shortly after declaring that, Jones was asked about the infamous tweet he sent when he was a redshirt freshman at Ohio State, the one which read, “Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play football, we ain’t come to play school, classes are pointless.”
He said a couple of teams he’s met with asked him about that as well.
“I really only had a couple of tweets that I shouldn’t have probably tweeted,” he said. “But like I said, I don’t think I get enough credit for my knowledge of the game, and I don’t think Ohio State gets enough credit for the responsibility they put on their quarterback.
“I understand this is a job,” he added. “But I don’t just want a job in the NFL, I want a career.”