It’s no longer speculation, people from all walks of life are beginning to question gingers nationally, and the NFL appears no different. Leading up the NFL’s draft only a week or so away, the latest in a range of breaking stories is actually pretty hilarious, unless your Andy Dalton, or any redhead really.
The veteran college quarterback who leaves TCU as perhaps its best quarterback ever is not having to answer questions about his arm strength or even decision making ability. Instead, Dalton’s hair color appears to be the biggest issue. The question was apparently raised by one NFL executive who surmised that there has never been a successful red-headed NFL quarterback.
Sounds absurd really, especially considering that Dalton was a finalist for nearly every quarterback award and led his team, both on and off the field, in a way that made him recognizable as one of college football’s leaders. But hey, the dude’s got red hair, so all bets are off and concerns are running red-hot (pun intended).
We’ll just have to see if anyone selects Dalton in next week’s NFL draft, or if the ginger curse will finally get the best of him. Drafter beware, though, I’ve always heard gingers don’t have souls either, but then again can he really be any worse off the field than Ben Roethlisberger?