This might be Colin Cowherd’s coldest take ever.
The FOX Sports 1 analyst apparently doesn’t think much of former Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Cowherd believes the Louisville legend, selected by the Baltimore Ravens via trade with the No. 32 pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, won’t amount to anything greater than Tim Tebow.
Tebow is the former dual-threat Florida quarterback that won the Heisman Trophy but was out of the NFL after just five seasons as a journeyman with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
After a decorated collegiate stint, Cowherd believes Jackson is headed towards the same path as Tebow.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 14, 2018
“Tebow 2.0 is coming, and it has already started today,” Cowherd said on The Herd. “It’s Lamar Jackson. And they’ve got a lot of similarities.”
A graphic on the show mentioned those “similarities” as:
“3-yr starter in college
Non NFL style of play
Coach elevated numbers”
The fifth point is the most absurd. Jackson is definitely not a system quarterback and the verdict is still out on how Bobby Petrino will do without his star under center this fall.
Cowherd adds that “the media loves underdog stories” but doesn’t envision Jackson “as a 15-year, sustainable starting quarterback in the league.”
Cowherd is a hot-take machine and this one is absolutely freezing, as Jackson is more of a pure passer and is a much better athlete than Tebow.
Jackson amassed 3,543 yards passing and 1,571 yards rushing during his Heisman season, finishing with 9,043 yards passing and 4,132 yards rushing overall at Louisville.
Jackson has silenced the haters his whole football career. So one more detractor won’t make a difference.