Lamar Jackson recalls humorous draft visit with Bill Belichick originally appeared NBC Sports Boston
Jackson visited the Patriots before the 2018 NFL Draft. At that time, New England had two of his first-round picks. 23 and no. 31 overall.resourcefulness Tom Brady Coming into his 41-year-old season, Jackson was seen as a potential successor if he fell bottom in round one.
Ahead of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens showdown, Jackson reminisced about a pre-draft visit to Belichick.
“I saw Manager Belichick smile,” Jackson told reporters Wednesday. “Usually I see him with him [has a] clear face. When I saw him laughing, I thought, “Dan, you have a sense of humor.” I told him so. He was like, “Yeah.” I’m like, “I didn’t know you were laughing.” “
Belichick’s smile is rarely seen, but he occasionally smiles when he’s enjoying his conversation. That seems to be why Jackson was able to see it while at Gillette Stadium.
“It was a great visit. I spent a lot of time with him,” Belichick said of Jackson Wednesday.
Patriots eventually passed Jackson and opted for offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn No 23 and running back Sonny Michelle No 31. The Ravens drafted Jackson 1st overall after picking him 1st overall. 32 overall.
Since then, Jackson has earned NFL MVP honors in 2019 and has been nominated twice for the Pro Bowl.Belichick finally finds Brady’s successor in Alabama Products Mac Jonesbut I can’t help but wonder what the Jackson-led Patriots offense has looked like over the past few seasons.
Patriots vs. Ravens takes place Sunday at 1:00 pm at Gillette Stadium. Both teams enter the Week 3 matchup with his 1-1 record.