An NFL Quarterback Is Getting Picked On Because He Got Kind Of Fat Over The Summer
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.
Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, please chronicle the weight shaming of Rex Grossman, if you don't mind.
And the topic spread, as evidenced by Yahoo!’s item (“Rex now has the legs of a center, and not one of those taller, longer zone-blocking centers” and 106.7 The Fan’s podcast page (three LaVar and Dukes segments on the topic Rex Grossman looks overweight at Redskins training camp”) and headlines like “Rex Grossman looking fat at Redskins training camp” and “Rex Grossman is a fat sack.”
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.
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