NFL teams are hearing that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is inclined to return to school for his senior season, according to a report from Charlie Campbell of walterfootball.com.
The report says the same thing about USC quarterback Sam Darnold.
An excerpt from Campbell:
As the deadline approaches for underclassmen to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, many pro prospects are weighing the risk and reward aspects of jumping to the professional ranks. Two prospects who are facing a tough decision are USC quarterback Sam Darnold and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. For weeks and months, scouts have been saying that Darnold would prefer to return to USC for 2018. Jackson’s plans and feelings have been more of an unknown. As detailed by a few team sources, NFL teams are hearing that both have an inclination to return to school for next year.
On Wednesday, an NFC director of college scouting said this about what he has heard about Darnold and Jackson: “I’ve been told they both would prefer to return [to school] and are weighing the business odds more than anything.”
If accurate, this is obviously huge news for the Cardinals. Jackson could add a second Heisman Trophy to his mantle, and Louisville would have to be considered contenders if he returns in 2018.
Keep an eye on this developing situation.