DeShone Kizer just became my least favorite quarterback ever and he hasn't even played a down in the NFL. The former Notre Dame quarterback is entering the NFL draft as the 3rd best quarterback on most draft boards. No one can be sure, but he might not even go in the first round based on how the draft plays out. There's so much uncertainty surrounding the top QB's in this draft that no team is willing to commit their 1st round pick to them already, which shows how much uncertainty surrounds these guys. Well, Kizer certainly seems to be very confident in his ability and his future in the NFL. In an interview with USA Today Kizer said, ""No one else can do what I can do, and I've truly figured out in this [draft] process, if I can maximize all my potential in every aspect of the game -- this is bold -- I do have the ability to be the greatest quarterback to ever play."
Yeah it is bold, too bold for a guy that couldn't even dominate in the college game. I understand he's trying to sell his draft stock and show he's confident in himself, so I was going to cut him some slack, but he wasn't finished making outrageous comments. Next he said, "Imagine taking Brady's intellect and Brady's preparation and putting it on a guy with Cam Newton's body. Why can't I be the greatest? The only thing stopping me from is me. That's what's driving me now."
Insanity. DeShone Kizer thinks he's two super heroes in one, meanwhile he's not even a super hero at all. A combination of Tom Brady and Cam Newton, you'd be the first overall pick without question, obviously none of the professional scouts see what you see. His own coach at Notre Dame said he wasn't ready for the NFL and that he should still be in college. That's harsh, I've never heard a coach say that about a player entering the draft before. Kizer is a pretty big dude, although Cam Newton is still bigger, was way better coming out of college, and Cam proved that with his college success. Tom Brady was the ultimate out of nowhere late round miracle, Kizer isn't that, and he isn't going to have Bill Belichick as his coach either.
DeShone Kizer did back track via twitter saying his comments were taken out of context, but that's just him being afraid of the adversity he was getting for his words. If you're going to make bold comments you stand by them and back them up. Not cower away when you start receiving opprobrium for your remarks. Kizer has a lot to learn about talking to the media and a lot to learn about the game of football before he is the greatest of all time at anything in this league. Walk the walk, don't talk trash, especially as a rookie.