Jawon Pass will have a great deal to live up to as the starting quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals. That’s to be expected as he will be following in the footsteps of the most prolific player in program history.
Lamar Jackson comparisons aside, Pass has a skill set of his own. Cardinals fans will get a chance to see those develop throughout the 2018 season and beyond, but were able to get an up-close look as Louisville held its spring game Friday. Pass put up terrific numbers — 3 touchdowns and 342 yards through the air.
But the sophomore understands there’s still work to be done.
“When [turnovers] happen, I tell the guys we’re going to be all right, to put it behind us and move on,” Pass said on Friday, as reported by Tim Sullivan of the Louisville Courier-Journal.
One difference teammates noticed between Jackson and Pass: Pass’s overall throwing power.
“[Pass] knows how to throw not too hard on crossing routes or shallow routes,” said wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick, who made 8 catches for 174 yards and 2 touchdowns. “Sometimes, Lamar, he would rifle the ball [when] dang, ‘I’m right here, bro.'”
Still, the glimpse into the future of Louisville football Friday was just that: a glimpse. For Pass, he left the field confident in his performance.
“I think I finished strong,” he said.