An NFL Quarterback Is Getting Picked On Because He Got Kind Of Fat Over The Summer
Dan Fogarty 05:35 pm, August 08th, 2011
So a quarterback goes away for the summer, and puts on a few pounds. Because of the team-issued, form-fitting, Under Armour style practice shirts that he's wearing, and maybe because of some unfortunately-aligned shadows, his newfound huskiness is accentuated.
If the quarterback was a winning one, maybe this extra himness would've gone unnoticed. But if he's a consistently mediocre signal caller for a consistently disappointing team? Well, then, your fat quarterback is probably getting made fun of.
In all likelihood, this little extra bit of Mr. Grossman will be gone by the end of training camp: sprints in 100-degree heat tend to have a slimming effect. And as Peyton Manning (and, inversely, Brady Quinn) have shown, you don't need to be an Adonis to be good at throwing a football in the NFL.