College football QB matchup: Louisville's Jackson vs. Bridgewater
“What will Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson do next?” seems to be the question on most football fans’ minds after his spectacular performances the past two weeks. In the Cardinals’ past two games, Jackson tallied 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns. People are noticing his talent, but he is not the first talented quarterback to play for Louisville.
Teddy Bridgewater, who now plays for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, started as the Cardinals’ quarterback from 2011 to 2013 before being selected in the first round of the 2014 draft.
But, who is better? Statistics from these quarterbacks’ freshman years were pulled from Sports-Reference.com. So take a look, and decide who comes out on top:
Today, Bridgewater remains a talented starting quarterback in the NFL, and Jackson still has an entire season ahead of him to pass up Bridgewater’s Louisville statistics. Jackson looks to make a serious impact on Louisville this year, and it seems fans can expect big things from the sophomore quarterback.
Overall, each was talented in different ways and had his own style. However, they do have a common trend between the two — they both know how to lead Louisville to a win.
Photos used are from Rich Barnes and Andrew Weber from USA Today Sports Images as well as Louisville Athletics.