In the weeks leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have been diligent in setting up private workouts, interviews, and pre-draft visits with just about every top quarterback prospect. That makes a recent tweet from Rochester sports reporter Mike Catalana all the more surprising. Catalana reports that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson stated that he has not yet met with team officials.
Just spoke to Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. He said he has not had a single meeting with #Bills pic.twitter.com/bxp6karbiE— Mike Catalana (@MikeCatalana) April 25, 2018
What makes the situation even more confusing is that Jackson himself previously stated that he met with Bills brass during the NFL Combine in February. The Combine meeting was extensive enough for the quarterback to have to watch film and draw up plays on the white board. So, either Jackson doesn’t consider an NFL Combine interview to be a “meeting” or he simply forgot. Perhaps his decision to rely on his mom and forego hiring an agent is backfiring.
Jackson is one of give it six quarterbacks that could go in the first round Thursday night.