Maybe a stint in the slammer wouldn’t have been such a bad thing for Jordan Jefferson after all. At least he’d still have his dignity.
The latest disgrace for the former LSU quarterback came at the NFL Combine, where he received the lowest grade of any player at the event with a 44. Again, that’s not just the lowest score for a quarterback. We’re talking about any player invited to the combine, period. The only player to come remotely close to faring as poorly as Jefferson was Purdue kicker Jordan Wiggs, who scored a 44.6 overall. Perhaps that just means Wiggs could have crossed the 50 at the national championship game sometime before the fourth quarter.
Jefferson’s nightmare year began before the season, when he was arrested for his role in a Baton Rouge bar fight. Though charges were eventually dropped, he began the season under suspension as Jarrett Lee led the Tigers until midway through the year.
Jefferson supplanted Lee as starter upon his return to the team, continuing LSU’s run to the BCS Championship Game. That is where Jefferson became a national punchline, completing 11 of 17 passes for 53 yards and an absolutely god-awful interception that would have made Rex Grossman blush.
Jefferson recently had the gall to put the blame on LSU’s gameplan, stating “I think we should’ve spread them out a little bit more, put the ball in different passing areas, use our talent on the receiving side. We had that in as far as play-calling. We just didn’t get to it. We have great guys in those areas and sometimes we just wonder why we don’t use those guys, but we’re not the one calling the plays. We still have to go out and execute what the coaches and coordinators are calling. We can’t complain as players, but sometimes we do question that.”
At this point, only one question remains.
Who the hell invited Jordan Jefferson the Combine?