GMs Are Literally Going Back Through Old Notes to See Which Scouts Thought Lamar Jackson Wasn't a QB

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 01: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has taken the league by storm in 2019. The dual-threat QB was selected with the last pick of the first round in 2018, and the general managers and scouts who passed on him due to their lack of belief that he would succeed under center in the NFL might be in trouble.

Apparently, GMs have been checking the receipts to see which scouts thought Jackson would be better off switching to a position other than quarterback.

The MVP front-runner is having an unbelievable season for the Ravens, and the other 31 NFL front offices are not happy that they missed out on an opportunity to draft him.

General managers have been looking to see which of their scouts can be blamed for misevaluating Jackson. They are likely just looking for someone to take the fall other than themselves at this point, though.

It's hard to think that nearly every team in the NFL, including many needy teams, didn't believe this guy had what it took to be an elite signal caller.

Even professionals make mistakes sometimes, but not taking a chance on Jackson and classifying him as a wide receiver or a running back might damage the reputation of some scouts.