UofL FOOTBALL | Taking a Closer Look at the Cardinals' Offense

08/08/2017 05:58 PM

UofL quarterback Lamar Jackson will have plenty of eyes on him this season, thanks in part to his Heisman Trophy winning performance last year. The record-breaking QB had a historic year in 2016, but he has had time to improve even more this offseason.

In fact, head coach Bobby Petrino has already noticed a difference in Jackson this fall:

One thing Jackson will be trying to improve this year is his accuracy. Jackson had a completion percentage of 56.2% during the 2016 season, which was ranked 86th in the country.

Of course, like always, Las Vegas is interested to see how Jackson performs in 2017. Bovada released its bets on Jackson’s 2017 season this past week. It has his passing touchdowns as over/under 28.5, while his rushing touchdowns as over/under 15.5.

ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson stopped by Sports Night on Tuesday to break down the odds:

For Jackson to be successful, he has to have a solid group of wide receivers around him, despite losing plenty of production due to graduation last year.

Another position that may open the field up for Jackson in 2017 is the running back spot. One of the key players to keep an eye on here is senior Reggie Bonnafon.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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