Jefferson looked lost and unconfident during the championship game against Alabama. Most L.S.U. fans thought that head coach Les Miles should have pulled Jefferson and put Lee in.
However, Jefferson found himself being invited to the 2012 NFL Combine, yet without much fanfare. Jefferson also went undrafted but was invited to tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at their rookie mini-camp.
Jefferson tweeted early this afternoon:
OFFICIALLY a Tampa Bay Buc. #BucNation
He was also said:
I have a lot to do. A lot of work that needs to be done. I’m very fortunate to have this opportunity.
Jefferson will have a much longer road to travel for a roster spot since the Buccaneers currently have starter Josh Freeman as well as Dan Orlovsky, Brett Ratliff, and Zach Collaros on the quarterback roster.
If both Lee and Jefferson make the final cuts for the season, not only will their teams face the Saints, but each other. The Chargers will travel to face the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 11.
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