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Lamar Jackson says he still has ‘2 years’ of college football left to play

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Athlon released the results of a candid 1-on-1 with noted college football player Lamar Jackson this morning.

In the interview, Jackson gives his typical straightforward, no-nonsense answers to questions about what the Heisman Trophy ceremony was like, what went wrong for Louisville at the end of the season, and why he never played a sport besides football growing up.

Still, there’s one section of the Q&A that will likely stand out to Cardinal fans.

How much of a college football historian are you?

I did know the history of the guys that I met, but I don’t really put myself in their shoes yet. I still have two years left to play football, and there’s a lot of work that I need to do.

That’s interesting that you said, “two years.”

Yes, sir.

Because you’re planning on staying for two more years?

I’m just ready for this year right now and hopefully whatever will happen next year.

College kids are prone to say things in the heat of the moment, Louisville fans experienced that firsthand just a few months ago with Donovan Mitchell’s comments after the loss to Michigan in the NCAA tournament. While I wouldn’t put any significant amount of money on us being able to experience “Lamar Jackson: senior quarterback,” it’s nice to at least hear him say that his focus on the moment is solely on improving as a college signal caller and righting the wrongs of last season.

You can read the full interview from Athlon here. If nothing else, it should drive home just how proud Louisville fans ought to be of Jackson and the way that he has handled his rapid ascent to stardom. There hasn’t been one negative piece of news or one off the field incident since Jackson became one of the most well-known athletes in America, and that’s typically not the case when you’re dealing with a 19 or 20-year-old kid.