Report: Team Asked J.P. Losman About Comeback After Throwing at Clemson Pro Day

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 24:  Quarterback J.P. Losman #7 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bills defeated the Colts 20-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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J.P. Losman hasn't appeared in an NFL regular-season game since 2011, but that apparently didn't stop one team from at least inquiring about his desire to return to the league.

Losman joined the Clemson Tigers as a coaching intern in 2017 and took part throwing passes to Tigers wide receivers and defensive backs at the school's pro day. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported a team was sufficiently enamored with Losman enough to discuss a possible comeback.

Perhaps the team official mistook Losman for current Clemson starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Otherwise, the comment is pretty baffling unless it was said largely in jest.

The California native celebrated his 38th birthday Tuesday, and his NFL career is remembered fondly by few. He made 45 appearances, throwing for 6,211 yards, 33 touchdowns and 34 interceptions.

The Tulane graduate also has the misfortune of being selected in the first round of a draft that included Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Schaub. Even Luke McCown, a fourth-rounder in 2004, managed to stick around the league longer than Losman.

The NFL is a copycat league, so it would be great if a team actually signed Losman and he proved to be a success. Losman would open the door for so many long-forgotten quarterbacks who flamed out after brief, underwhelming careers.

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