NFL teams not asking Jalen Hurts to work out at position other than QB
Lamar Jackson taught teams a valuable lesson at the NFL Scouting Combine when he was coming out of Louisville, and Jalen Hurts may benefit from that this year.
Despite media speculation that some teams may ask Hurts to work out at a position other than quarterback in Indianapolis, Tom Pelissero of NFL reported on Wednesday that Hurts has only been asked to participate in QB drills.
Despite speculation, no NFL team requested Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts to perform combine drills at any position other than quarterback, sources tell me and @RapSheet. One to watch in tomorrow’s primetime throwing session.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 26, 2020
If any team asked Hurts to take part in wide receiver or running back drills, he would likely decline. And after seeing what Jackson was able to accomplish with the Baltimore Ravens last season, why wouldn’t he?
Hurts is not as fast or athletic as Jackson, but he was very much a dual-threat quarterback at Oklahoma last season. He threw for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions and added another 1,298 yards and 20 scores on the ground. He’s certainly capable of making plays with his legs, but he was a quarterback all throughout college and won at two of the top programs in the country in Oklahoma and Alabama. There’s no need for him to change positions.
We all know how bad certain talent evaluators looked when they said Jackson would be a wide receiver in the NFL, and Lamar’s MVP season should help put an end to some of that positional change talk for players like Hurts.