Odd comparison isn’t the most flattering for promising quarterback.
An NFL coach has compared NFL quarterback prospect Teddy Bridgewater to star of the hugely successful film ‘Any Given Sunday’, Willie Beaman.
In what was a particularly strange comparison from the AFC North coach considering that most quarterback prospects would ideally like to be compared to the likes of Peyton Manning and Joe Montana, being likened to a character from a movie isn’t perhaps the most positive of endorsements.
According to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the coach said: “He’s a dynamic playmaker, but is he the guy you want running your offense? They’re very similar”.
It is expected that only one of the AFC North teams are in need of a quarterback in the upcoming draft, the Cleveland Browns, and so unless it was coach Mike Pettine, Bridgewater is still expected to be a high overall pick.
The Browns have the No.4 pick in the draft, while the former Cardinals star had been projected as a potential top pick overall before the last college football season had started.
However, his stock dropped last year and is likely to take an even bigger hit with this comparison to a fictional quarterback, and it remains to be seen which team is likely to take Bridgewater next month.
It promises to be an intriguing night of decisions given the depth of the class and the needs of the teams with the top picks, with the likes of Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney projected to be top picks, but with questions also being asked of their ability when making the step up into the league.