Jackson must fix public speaking.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
BALTIMORE — Everybody knows Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson doesn’t articulate well and his English is borderline atrocious. But he’s arguably the most physically-gifted quarterback selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. “I see him as a faster, potentially better, Michael Vick,” said a scout who believes Jackson’s upside is significantly higher than any other quarterback taken in the draft. Ok, if that’s true, what’s the logic behind four quarterbacks being selected ahead of him?
On Thursday (April 26, 2108), Jackson was nabbed by the Baltimore Ravens with the 32nd overall pick. However, several NFL insiders and football pundits believe he’ll serve a better purpose as a wide receiver or runningback mainly because of his inability to effectively communicate with fans and media.
For example… after shaking hands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, football analyst Deion Sanders asked Jackson a series of nationally televised questions that were met with a plethora of incoherent answers. To make a long story short, Jackson replied to each inquiry with either a “Yessir” or “It’s on.”
That’s apparently the magnitude of his vocabulary.
Seriously, I couldn’t tell if Jackson was uncouth or merely stoned.
Hell, for a minute, I thought I was watching “Roots.”
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) April 27, 2018
Keep in mind, the quarterback is typically viewed as being the proverbial face of an NFL franchise which requires elevating public perception through ample promotions in conjunction with hosting weekly confabulation conclaves with the press.
With that being the case, should the Ravens ask Jackson to become open to switching positions to eschew the media spotlight? Or, should they hire a Public Relations expert to teach him the art of public speaking? Also, should parents spend more time reading to their children while coercing them to enunciate proper English?
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