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NFL GMs might be set to throw scouts under the bus over Lamar Jackson scouting reports

There’s going to be a lot of blame going around for teams that passed on quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is all smiles as he puts his arm around Ravens head coach John Harbaugh during the third quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has burst on the scene in a big way in 2019, and is closing in on a likely MVP award. He’s a dual threat through the air and on the ground as he has helped turn the Ravens into one of a handful of Super Bowl favorites.

It should surprise nobody in turn that other NFL teams have begun the blame game for passing on Jackson. Most every team, including the Ravens, passed on Jackson at least once. Even Baltimore passed on him a couple times before trading back into the back of the first round.

FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer is reporting that general managers across the league are going back into 2018 pre-draft scouting reports to see which scouts said Jackson should not be a quarterback.

I suspect if a scout is on the fence for retaining his job in 2020, a bad report on Jackson might cost him. At the same time, this provides an opportunity for GMs to throw scouts under the bus for their own poor choices. It should make for all sorts of blame to pass around as teams wonder what could have been with the dynamic Ravens QB.