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You can find me everywhere online at JR Sportbrief. Jack Stern is holding it down on the boards. And we're holding you down as well. Already been a very busy evening. We had three NBA games.
One is, well, let me just say, I might as well say two are already done. Oh my God. Earlier this evening, the Los Angeles Lakers just, they just thought it was going to be a cakewalk. And the Lakers lose to the Grizzlies with no Ja Morant. We know Ja Morant aggravated his right wrist injury the other day. He was not in action tonight. And the Grizzlies beat the Lakers.
The final score there, 103-93. If you want just a short summation of what this game was, Anthony Davis had 13 points, 4 of 14 from the field. Xavier Tillman.
Yeah, some people are going, who? Exactly. Xavier Tillman for the Memphis Grizzlies. He had 22 points. He had 13 rebounds. He was 10 of 13 from the field. Xavier Tillman spoke after the game. He was talking to Jared Greenberg on TNT, and Xavier Tillman, who has been in the NBA for a few years, is only 24 years old, is only a three-year player in the league. He had two points in the last game.
He outplayed Anthony Davis. And afterwards, Jared Greenberg had a very simple question to him. Hey, when you woke up this morning, did you think you would be speaking on national television?
Take a listen to this interaction. Tillman, do you think when you came to the arena today, you would be doing the post-game interview? Hell, I mean, no. Definitely not. Yeah, I'll complete it for him. He doesn't need to say it.
Hell, no. Most people don't know who the hell Xavier Tillman is. And so the Los Angeles Lakers, their series is all tied up with Memphis right now, 103 to 93. Darvin Ham, he just spoke to the media a few minutes ago, and he said what we all knew. And if you watch the game, I feel sorry for you. But yeah, the Lakers, they got off to a ridiculously poor start.
Listen to Darvin Ham. I think we came out a little bit lethargic in that first quarter, a little irresponsible with the ball, some unforced errors. I think in the first quarter, we had five turnovers that gave them in turn 10 points. But from that point on, you know, I thought we clawed and we scratched and we fought.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Y'all sucked. The Los Angeles Lakers tonight were seven of 26 from downtown.
They did what I did and I don't play. The Los Angeles Lakers said I ain't no John Moran, we good. No, y'all weren't. Taylor Jenkins, head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. He looked at his team and I looked at his team and all of their starters were in double figures. Let's keep in mind, Steven Adams hasn't played in forever.
Brandon Clark is not there. And some guy named Xavier Tillman helped whoop that ass. Taylor Jenkins said, Oh, hell yeah. Everybody on our team stepped up. This was a total team effort. So many different guys stepping up. Obviously, I thought ties was great. We had six guys with two plus assists, obviously him with eight assists, you know, both teams couldn't really buy a shot. I mean, low forties, both teams, but for our guys to come out there and play together, try to move the ball.
I thought there was great effort on both sides of the floor. Yep. No, John Moran.
No problem. And John Moran will have a quite a few days to try to get himself together as the next game. Game three will take place Saturday night in Los Angeles. And so the Lakers will go home. The series is tied one all the Lakers. If they had any type of guts, if they had any type of soul, if Anthony Davis was any type of aggressive, the Lakers would be going back to crypto dot com arena. What a dumb ass name that is. They would go back with a two oh series lead.
That is not the case. John Moran isn't the only star that did not participate in the basketball game tonight. There's no Giannis. Giannis is that a kumpo not in action tonight for the Milwaukee Bucks. And as of right now, the Miami Heat are trying to stay alive, but I believe that they will lose. There's about four minutes left in this game.
Milwaukee is leading 127 to 108. No Giannis due to his back. He was supposed to be a game time decision. We learned earlier today he would not play. And we know Tyler Herro. He's out for the whole year.
Okay. The only way that you will see Tyler Herro back for the Miami Heat coming from his broken hand is if the Miami Heat are in the finals. And God knows that ain't gonna happen. And so the Milwaukee Bucks looking to tie up this series against Miami. That game is going on right now. This game and I guess this is a night for ass whoopings. Another guy who was hurt. Nikola Jokic is playing with his wrist all wrapped up in the Denver Nuggets. They currently lead the Minnesota Timberwolves 53 to 32. About four minutes before we get to halftime.
And Denver is just going through a walk in the park. Here's the deal, folks. The rest of the show, I'll keep you up to date with these ass whoopings. You know it's Wednesday night into Thursday morning. An hour from now, I'm going to deliver to you a brand new top six list. We're going to take a look at some of the dirtiest players in the world of sports today.
And then if you missed last hour, sorry, first of all, but then you can go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. We talked about Max Scherzer getting ejected from today's New York Mets victory. The umpire basically said, man, you too sticky. Go wash your hands. Your glove is too sticky. Get a new glove. Your hands are too sticky.
Go wash it with alcohol. And they still threw the man out the game. Baseball can really be a joke at times. So we talked about that before we went to break. We talked about some of these ass whooping games that we have going on.
But I do want to mention this. Because amongst all of the NBA playoff action and the NHL Stanley Cup getting underway and dumb ass baseball rules, we do have NFL teams where they have their players showing up for OTAs. They're showing up and they're going to participate. They're going to play. They're going to throw a ball a little bit and they're going to go home. Right.
Sounds like a good gig. And so we're finally starting to hear from a lot of players we typically wouldn't. Earlier this week, we heard from Patrick Mahomes. Patrick Mahomes tells everybody, yeah, my ankle isn't 100 percent.
But yes, folks, it's April. I don't have to play a regular season game until September. We learned that Jalen Hurts also is dealing with an ankle surgery or had an ankle surgery to remove hardware from his ankle that was implanted to help stabilize it back when he was in or at Alabama. And so we're hearing more from QBs. One quarterback who we haven't heard a hell of a lot from is Tuatanga Valoa. And there's a legitimate reason for that, because Tuatanga Valoa, every time he was knocked out of a game or unavailable, it was because he was in concussion protocol. This is the same Tuatanga Valoa who is still in he's in the infancy of his career.
Tuatanga Valoa right now, just in the grand scheme of life, you look at Tuatanga Valoa, he is 25 years old. His career in the NFL started in the damn pandemic. And last season with the Miami Dolphins, it appeared that Tuatanga Valoa was actually going to be a decent and a damn good QB or Pro Bowl caliber quarterback, someone that you could say, hey, Waddle, go to work.
Hey, I'm going to throw the ball to hell, man, just go on down the field. And he looked good. Until Tuatanga Valoa started getting his brain rocked. It didn't matter if they called it a concussion or if he fell.
I mean, the NFL had to adjust concussion protocol because this man's head was bouncing off of the damn grass so damn much. And he was lights out. Week three versus Buffalo rocked.
Week four versus the Bengals. He was more than rock. The man was on the field in a fencing position with his hands just frozen. He came back in week seven and then Christmas around that time concussion. He didn't play basically to finish the year. And this is the same Tuatanga Valoa that pretty much entered into the NFL with additional injury concerns. What about Tuas hip?
What about Tuas size? How is Tua going to hold up in the NFL when he actually got a chance to start? Flores was pulling him to throw Ryan Fitzpatrick out there like this was baseball, like Tuatanga Valoa needed a reliever.
And then when he finally got an opportunity to play. Tuas just getting knocked around like a ragdoll. Well, Tuatanga Valoa spoke today. It was only a few months ago that his parents stood in front of the media, his mom and his dad, and they said, oh, yeah, Tuas coming back. Tuas spoke to the media today and he added a little bit more nuance. Tuatanga Valoa said, hey, folks. Yeah, I considered retirement, but this is why I stayed.
Take a listen to what Tua had to say. I considered it, you know, for a time having sat down with my family, having sat down with my wife and having those kind of conversations. But really, it would be hard for me to walk away from this game with how old I am, with my son.
I always dreamed of playing as long as I could to where my son knew exactly what he was watching his dad do. And, yeah, I mean, it's my health, it's my body, you know, and I feel like this is what's best for me and my family. So, I mean, I love the game of football.
If I didn't, I would have quit a long time. All right, I get it. Okay. This is the fifth overall pick.
Let's keep this in mind. Why is Tuatanga Valoa? Yeah, he might love football. I'm sure he loves the money. A four-year deal, $30 million coming his way just to show up, just to be a quarterback in the NFL selected in the first round. Four years, $30 million.
If I was Tuatanga Valoa, I wouldn't walk away from that either. Concussion or not, I'll take one more, just give me my money. We all know he's basically moving into the fourth year of his deal. I told you about all these other QBs who are going to get paid, whether it's Joe Burrow, you look at Justin Herbert. Tuatanga Valoa, is he a safe bet? You think the Miami Dolphins are going to wake up and bestow upon him $50 million?
Hell no. His performance doesn't indicate such, let alone his own availability. Tuatanga Valoa, he did share something, some little sense of optimism here. Tuatanga Valoa shared with us this amazing revelation that in this offseason, he has learned to fall. Obviously learned how to fall, learned how to fall, learned some grappling techniques, learned some other things too that I don't think I should disclose. But for the most part, learned how to fall. You'd think it's easy, just don't fall and hit your head, but there's a lot more to it.
Okay. He should write a book. And I'm real interested in what are some of these other techniques that Tuatanga Valoa has learned that he shouldn't disclose publicly? What happens? You get hit, you should clench your cheeks.
Like, what is he learning here that we don't know? You take a pill before the game, like, what are you doing? I mean, I know how to walk on ice. I don't want to slip. I know what it feels like. Oh man, I know what falling on your tailbone feels like.
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They know what it feels like to fall. That is not fun. What Tua needs to do is share that information with us. Hey, look, go get your money, man. You're guaranteed 30 million dollars.
Go out there and earn every bit of it. And if you can play and you're not putting your life at risk, go do it. But we know this much. Miami Dolphins, they don't care. They're going to protect their ass. The NFL at the end of the day, they don't care.
They're going to protect their ass. Hey, Tua Tonga Veloa, you thought about retirement. You love football. You want your son to be able to see you play and understand what he's watching when he's older.
That's all good and fine, man. But protect yourself because the Miami Dolphins. Yeah, the individual players and some of the coaches, they might care. But the organization as a whole, man, they're going to cut you when the time comes. And the NFL, they don't care either.
They just don't want no lawsuits. 855-212-4CBS. It's 855-212-4CBS. Rob is calling from North Carolina. You're on the JR Sport Reef Show. What's up, Rob? Hey, man, you need to be a comedian, man.
I'm going to tell you, man. Football ain't no joke. He ain't playing. Pop Warner, he ain't playing at junior high. He's playing with the big boys now. You can't take much of what's hitting, man.
The brain, you don't get no one body. I played at junior high. I had it raining for a long time. I put it like this.
If I had it raining, you would be seeing me out there on Sunday. And there's no lie. You said you had a ringer. You said you got a ringer. I had a ringer in my head, man. How long did that affect or bother you? I mean, about three or four years, man. It was going, man. It was crazy. I know football players got it. They be still playing with it.
I know they are. Three to four years. So what happened, when you say a ringer, what happened? Were you dizzy? Were you nauseous? Were you in pain for three or four years?
What specifically took place? You know when you get the hearing test? Yes. They say, can you hear that?
That's what I heard four to five years, man. The little beeping sound. You had ringing in your ears. Yes. Okay. All right. Did you get $30 million like Tua?
Hey, hey, hey. I mean, I put you like this. I'd rather be walking and got my extremities and my right mind and then play with some money.
Because money is not everything. You only get with one body. Okay. I get that. He better play flag football if he say he wants to see his son. Because he took with the bingo of a man, swung him. I thought he was going there. I said, oh, man. Yeah, he got he got ragdoll. He's a he's a small dude.
Thank you so much, Rob, for calling from North Carolina. Rob said, man, when I played when I was younger, I had ringing in my ears for three to four years. Tua Tongaveloa is 25 years old. He had to already consider and think about retirement. He publicly stated his reasons of returning because he loves the game and he wants his son to see him play and understand him as he grows up.
That's all good and fine, man. Is it worth it? Tua Tongaveloa might love the game, but let's be real and let's be honest. Does the NFL, does the game in the long run, does it love anybody back? I mean, the only way I could see it loving anybody is if it's dropping, you know, 50 mil in your pocket. I guess the NFL loves Jalen Hurts, right? The game loves Jalen Hurts. It loves Aaron Rodgers. It loves Tua Tongaveloa, but not if Tua Tongaveloa can't remember it. Did the NFL love Junior Seau?
Did it? Did the NFL love all of its legends who kind of went out in injuries? Did the NFL, is it loving Jim Brown?
I mean, we can go down a long list. You might love the NFL. Is it loving you back enough where you want to stay?
And if you're 25 years old already having to think about retirement, I think you already got the answer. Hey, good luck to Tua. Hopefully he can go out on his own terms whenever it is. Hopefully the NFL doesn't kick him to the curb. 855-212-4CBS.
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Do what you want with it. Anyway, besides the Los Angeles Lakers losing to the Memphis Grizzlies tonight, a few minutes ago we had another game go final. The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat. The final score there, 138-122.
At one point in time, the Milwaukee Bucks led by 36. And let's keep in mind, there was no Giannis at that Akumpo. Still recovering from his back injury. He fell on that small of his back, which is, I mean, you fall on your tailbone. I think we all know what that feels like.
It is just a terrible feeling. So Giannis not in action, but the Milwaukee Bucks still handling business. Drew Holiday with 24 points. Brooke Lopez, the big man, dominating with 25. And then Pat Connaughton coming off the bench with 22, in addition to Joe Angles who had 17. The Miami Heat themselves without Tyler Hero.
Out with a broken hand. Jimmy Butler, 25. Bam Adebayo, 18. Max Struce, only 4 points. Duncan Robinson trying to help fill up the stat sheet with no Tyler Hero. He had 14 points and 4 threes. Kyle Lowry had 5 points.
Kevin Love had 4. And the Miami Heat ain't playing no defense. And at the same time, for as many points as they scored, they're not a consistent offense.
They don't score consistently. And so that series is now tied at 1-all. And we have to see what the deal is with Giannis at that Akumpo. They didn't need him tonight. He was able to rest. He was able to recover.
And we have to wait until Saturday evening before the Milwaukee Bucks go to Miami for Game 3. Right before we went to break, we talked some NFL. Tua Tanga Veloa spoke to the media today. Tua Tanga Veloa let everyone know at 25 years old that yes, there was a point in time between the end of the season or last season where he considered retirement. And he said the reason that he did not is because he loves the game.
He has learned how to fall. And he also, this is another family reason specifically, he wants his son to grow old enough where he remembers and understands who his dad is being an NFL quarterback. And I can certainly understand that. But listen, he says he loves football.
And I made the point, football does not and will not love you back. 855-212-4CBS. Greg is calling from Michigan.
You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Greg? Hey, Mr. Agents of Inclusion, Mr. Positive.
Thanks for taking my call, my friend. Got to ask you, should I be concerned about GOAT, King Lebrizy James, and can they win in six and seven against Memphis Elvis Grizzlies? I believe that, and I'm not worried about LeBron James, but I think the Los Angeles Lakers can still win this series. I think tonight was a great indicator that it should be a close series with or without Ja Morant, because the Lakers, everybody outside of LeBron James, you have no idea what you're going to get. D'Angelo Russell has been garbage, I'm sorry, he has been absolute garbage this series. I mean, you think about what he did in this game, five points. You think about the other game, he had 19 points, terrible shooting from the field.
He hasn't been contributing, and Anthony Davis to be outplayed by Xavier Tillman is terrible. And so it's going to be a close series. Can the Lakers win it? Yes. To be honest, I go back and forth for who will win this.
I think if I were going to lay down a bet, especially still not knowing the full status of Ja Morant and that any tweak can kind of move him out of the game, I would go with the Lakers, but I wouldn't be shocked if Memphis knocked them off, because the Lakers are just too inconsistent. Thank you, Jayar. You allayed my fears, number one, and keep doing your thing with the Special Olympics. Agents of Inclusion, everybody go for your dreams.
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That's 855-212-4CBS. We talked about TUA. I just gave you an NBA update. I also want to update you on Trey Lance.
I want to tell you about Tiger Woods. I want to get to more of your calls. And then I'm going to give you a new top six list.
It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. The top of the hour. It's going to be time for a new top six list. I've been doing a top six list, I don't know, since 2009.
I've been able to take it from YouTube to TV and now here to the radio on CBS Sports Radio. I've got a new top six list at the top of the hour. Top six dirty players in the world of sports today. A lot of players out here who are just unsportsmanlike. Always looking for an edge.
Or just being a complete jerk. So I'll give you that list at the top of the hour. Right before we went to break, I gave you an update. I beat the Heat 138 to 122. Their series is tied 1-1. And the Minnesota Timberwolves, they're trying to stay in here right now with the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter.
The Nuggets lead 70 to 62 as Denver tries to take a 2-0 series lead. Before we went to break, we talked about Tuatanga Veloa. The fact that he openly admitted today that he has contemplated retirement in the NFL at the age of 25 years old. But ultimately, he loves the game. And he wants to see his son grow old enough to remember him as an NFL quarterback. And I would just hope that for all of the injuries that Tuatanga has already suffered in his young career.
Whether it's from his time in college with his legs and his hip. Or it's in the NFL right now with his brain. I hope that the decision is good for him and his family. And quite frankly, it's only his to make unless the NFL or the Dolphins decide to make that for him. Another young quarterback, we haven't seen him really play at all, is Trey Lance. We know about the situation with the 49ers last year. Trey Lance goes down with that broken ankle against Seattle. Jimmy Garoppolo comes on. We know that they wanted Jimmy Garoppolo gone. You get Brock Purdy who comes on in relief of Jimmy Garoppolo. And then Brock Purdy, he gets smacked around against the Eagles.
And then they might as well start pulling quarterbacks out of the crowd at that point. And for Trey Lance to be taken third overall in 2021. For the 49ers to trade up to get him.
And now really feel confident in Brock Purdy even though he's coming off of an injury. There have been conversations for months now that Trey Lance might be moved. And we got word today, and it's no gigantic rumor, that the 49ers have entertained moving him. That they are not active in trying to get him out the door. But they did have a conversation with Minnesota.
And I'm sure they aren't the only team. I really believe, and Brock Purdy said a few days ago, and I think it's just a matter of safety. I'm not going to read too much into it. You know Brock Purdy said, I don't know if I'm playing this season at all. I think we'll see him.
I wouldn't be too concerned. And the 49ers, they don't got to move him now. They can wait until a team gets desperate in training camp. There's no real impetus to have to move Trey Lance this exact moment.
He is an excellent security blanket, but I do believe with Sam Darnold on the roster as well at this point, the 49ers would be comfortable with moving on from Trey Lance. Especially coming off of that broken ankle. And speaking of an ankle, this is golf related. Not good news for Tiger Woods. We learned today that Tiger Woods recently had ankle surgery to address arthritis in an ankle, that right ankle that he had surgery on after he wrecked his car back in February of 2021. You might recall Tiger Woods was in that car accident, car veered off the road, tumbled down quite a bit out in California. And it was reported that there was a concern that Tiger Woods was going to need to have his leg amputated. And we know he's returned. He's played golf most recently.
He tried, I say tried to play at the Masters and he had to basically leave. And knowing that he just had this ankle surgery and he had a fusion to his ankle. And so they basically tried to bring together the lower part of his leg and his heel. He's going to be missing mobility in his right ankle. And it's an exchange in exchange for pain. He won't have the same mobility in due time.
He won't have the same pain. And this is just more Tiger Woods moving away from, I believe, the game of golf. PGA Championship. I mean, that's only a few weeks away. You got the U.S. open in June. You got the British open in July. Don't expect to see Tiger Woods playing here in another major as we continue out the year. Not a good look for Mr. Tiger Woods, especially as he continues to age up.
I don't know anybody who Benjamin Button's life and ages backwards. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. That's 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. Owen is calling from Atlanta. You're on the JR Sport Reshow. What's up, Owen? Hey, Jay. How you doing, man? I'm terrific. What's on your mind, Owen?
Hey, man. I don't know if you probably coming to the Hoss game Friday, but I just called me and I want to know what you think about Draymond Green. I think he's one of the dirtiest players in the NBA.
And what he did the other day, I know he was sucking into it, but for you just to take your foot and just clamp it down on a person's chest, I think that's darn right childish. You know, just for you to fight your teammate, Jordan Poole, he's showing no leadership. He doesn't care about his team for the Nets game. They're down 2-0. He's going home. He's not going to play.
He's not showing a leadership of a leader doing something like that. And the second thing I wanted to ask you about in the game of Poole here in Atlanta the other day, do you really think that Trae Young is the most overrated player, superstar in the NBA? I want to see what you thought about that, JR. I'll most definitely answer you, Owen. And I should be either at the game on Friday or Sunday. So stay tuned on that at State Farm, OK? OK. I'll see you then, man. You take care, OK? No doubt about it. Thank you so much. I'm going to answer your questions. Thank you, Owen, for calling from here in Atlanta.
Although the Atlanta Hawks are basically on borrowed time, I'm going to go ahead and check them out at State Farm Arena. No, I don't believe Trae Young is the most overrated. But at the same time, that was a poll that was done by the Athletic.
They polled 54 anonymous NBA players. And Trae Young was the top name on that list. Does Trae Young have his shortcomings, I believe, as a leader? Yes. Do I think he has his shortcomings defensively? Yes. Can he fill up a stat sheet? Yes. Does it totally result in winning? No.
No, it doesn't. And so I can certainly understand anyone who wants to look at him and say he's overrated. He knows how to get buckets. He knows how to distribute the ball.
How he attacks and how he plays on a consistent basis, therein is a potential issue and problem. Now, when it comes to Draymond Green, we talked about this a lot over the past two nights. What Draymond Green did was nasty. It was uncalled for. Do I think Sabonis wanted to put him in a UFC-style ankle lock? Do I think he was trying to give him the Kurt Angle? No.
No, I don't. But it is pretty apparent and pretty clear to what extent he had a hold on his ankle. And Draymond Green decided to take it way, way too damn far by now stomping and stepping on his chest. It was pretty nasty. He deserves what he gets.
And we talked about it last night. He has a player option to move forward. I wouldn't be shocked if he opted in. I wouldn't be surprised if he opted out. But if he opts in, he's going to be a lame duck, and so we might be seeing the last few games of Draymond in a Warriors uniform.
It's really up to him. Robert Escola from Maryland. You're on the JR Sport Reshow. Go ahead, Robert. Hey, JR. Good evening. Thanks for taking my call.
I always enjoy listening to your show. I want to ask you a question on Lamar, but before I do, you had just mentioned that information on Tiger Woods. You know, it's so unfortunate that his physicality deteriorated so badly.
Just imagine what he may have accomplished in his life on the tour. But on Lamar, let me ask you, if you're his agent, if he hired you as an agent, and I'm the Ravens, and I offer you $50 million a year for three years, all guaranteed, would you take it? I don't know.
I think the three years part is the sticker. We see QBs getting five-year deals. I know that they offered him, I believe, two options for five and then also for three.
I have no idea. JR, I'm going to call you Lamar because I'm negotiating with you. I have you at $32 million next year and 20 percent over that the year after that. In light of that, and nobody has apparently come forward to sign you, what is your answer? You don't think that's a fair offer, $50 million a year all guaranteed for three years? Yeah, but I think it's not just what you get now. The players want the security for later. Lamar Jackson might not have a choice but to accept that based on everything that's taken place.
What is Jalen Hurd's contract? Reference that. No, I can't. Well, Robert, we talked about it.
I'm trying to speed this up because I'm up against the brain. Go ahead. I know you are. We talked about this for about an entire hour a couple of days ago. Lamar Jackson is, like the point you're making, he's in between a rock and a hard place already because of the contracts that have already been given out. He might have to sit for the scraps, and this is what we have to do, or this is what he has to do.
Wait. And there's nothing else he can do. He's made his bet. He got a lay in it. So he's going to play for $32 million next year on a tag?
I have no idea and no clue. Well, he's not going to sit out, JR. He can't sit out. I didn't say he'll sit out.
We know the options. He can sit out. He can play for the 32. He can sign for whatever contract deal that they ask of him, and we just have to wait to see, Robert.
That's the great question, okay? Okay, but if he lightens up on whatever his demands are, I don't know what they are, he has to do it before the draft because the Ravens will not trade him after the draft because they won't get this year's draft picks. But I appreciate you taking my call, JR.
Thank you, Robert, for calling from Maryland. Yes, that's if a team wants him, they get two other picks. But I don't think that man is thinking about that.
He's thinking about the long term. I mean, if all the other quarterbacks are running around and they're getting five-year deals, sure, I'm Lamar Jackson. Hey, we just saw another running quarterback get a five-year deal. You want to offer me three? Uh-uh, not fair. There's a lot of different permutations and possibilities with Lamar and his contract. The only person who knows is him, and maybe he doesn't. It's the JR sport re-show on CBS Sports Radio Top 6, listed on the other side.
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