John Harbaugh: ‘Jerry Rice Jr doing a good job for the Ravens’
Jerry Rice was the greatest wide receiver ever to play the game of football. In a career spanning 21 seasons, Rice caught 1,549 passes for 72,895 yards and 197 touchdowns. He’s a three-time Super Bowl champion and holds pretty much every major record for a wide receiver.
His son, Jerry Rice Jr, is also a wide receiver and he’s been having a try-out with the Baltimore Ravens. While he’s never going to be as good as his dad, the former UNLV receiver just wants to make the Ravens roster.
The first step to achieving that dream is to impress head coach, John Harbaugh. And according to Harbaugh, he’s doing just that.
“Yeah, I’ll tell you, Jerry Rice, Jr. has done a nice job,” Harbaugh told the Ravens‘ official website on Saturday. “First of all, he is a really good athlete. He doesn’t have his dad’s size, but he’s sure got his athleticism. When you watch him run, he runs in a real similar way.
“And the other thing is he’s got that West Coast offense down. He has probably had that playbook since he was in the cradle. He knows all the rules on the crossing routes and what to do, very good hands, very smooth athlete. He did a real nice job.”
Rice Jr still faces a mammoth task to make the 90-man roster for training camp but if he does, he’ll be one step closer to his dream of playing in the NFL. All he has to do is to continue to impress the coaches.