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Jared Lorenzen Offers The Jets His Services

Former Kentucky QB Jared Lorenzen has "offered" the New York Jets to fill their QB vacancy.

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In Kentucky Wildcats history, there may not be a player more loved by the national media after football than Jared Lorenzen.

Lorenzen in recent years has been a hot topic of conversation with national media from his play with the Northern Kentucky River Monsters. His weight has always been associated with his popularity, and he's been nicknamed the "Pillsbury Throwboy" and the "Hefty Lefty" from his college days in Lexington.

A story broke Tuesday ago that the New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith has been sidelined with a broken jaw after a locker-room fight with a teammate. Yesterday, Lorenzen tweeted to the Jets that he has a proposition for them as they look to fill the vacancy.  Now, obviously Lorenzen was being facetious, but it's still great to see the national media play into it.

Lorenzen was the starting QB for the Kentucky Wildcats from 2000-03. He was the backup to New York Giants QB  Eli Manning from 2004-07, then signed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2008 before being waived at final roster cuts. He has played for a number of indoor football leagues since, but hasn't sniffed the NFL in quite some time.

Still, we can all agree more Lorenzen in our lives is a great thing.