B.C. Lions neg lister & 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson in bowl action

Quarterback Lamar Jackson won the 2016 Heisman trophy and was a finalist in 2017 while residing on the B.C. Lions neg list.

He’s one of the most explosive college football players in America and the Lions added him to their negotiation list on Jan. 4, 2016. That move came after Jackson put up 453 total yards and four touchdowns in Louisville’s 27-21 Music Bowl victory on Dec. 31, 2015.

The dual-threat QB threw for 3,543 yards, 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions while rushing for 1,571 yards and 21 more scores in 13 games for the University of Louisville in 2016. Those numbers earned Jackson the Heisman Trophy as he became just the third quarterback in FBS history to throw for 30 and rush for 20 touchdowns in a single season (Tim Tebow in 2007 and Cam Newton in 2010 were the others.) All three won the Heisman.

Jackson threw for 3,489 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 60.4 per cent of his passes and rushed for 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. The six-foot-three, 205-pound quarterback led the Cardinals to an 8-4 record and a Taxslayer Bowl berth.

“He’s dynamic and definitely has the arm strength to be a quarterback in the pros,” a CFL scout says. “Mike Vick is an easy comparison because no one has been that dynamic since Vick.”

The youngest player ever to win the Heisman, Jackson has a decision to make about his future after taking on the Bulldogs: return to college for his senior season or turn pro.

B.C. Lions neg list QB, Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Taxslayer Bowl
Saturday, December 30
Louisville vs. No. 23 Mississippi State
Memphis, Tennessee
TV: TSN3, 12 p.m. ET

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.