Teddy Bridgewater Has Skinny Knees, and Player Scouting Is Stupid


Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater stretches prior to work out during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Past draft seasons have seen their fair share of silly reports related to players’ physical inadequacies but the one that came out Sunday morning should win some kind of prize for absurdity.

Hold onto your hats sports fans. Sunday morning, we learned that there are some NFL scouts who believe Teddy Bridgewater’s knees are too skinny.

Yes, I said knees. Too skinny.

It was a deep, dark scouting secret all year, until this tweet from Matt Miller blew the whole thing wide open.

Now it’s out there. Teddy Bridgewater may be too skinny in the knees to play NFL quarterback.

This is way worse than Daunte Culpepper having little hands. Or Sharrif Floyd having short arms.

These are knees we’re talking about.

As anyone knows who pays attention to football, it is very important for quarterbacks to have beefy knees. Or at least stout knees.

Average knees you can get by with. But skinny knees?

No. Skinny knees, that’s a deal breaker. Give me a QB with small hands over one with skinny knees.

I’ll even take a QB who is blind in one eye before I’ll draft one who lacks beef in the knees.

Seriously, NFL scouts…this is a real thing you worry about?

I’m starting to believe that the whole player scouting thing is just a big racket carried off by people who actually have no idea what they are talking about, and just fleece teams by making up a bunch of bullcrap they somehow manage to pass off as knowledge.

In the evenings, all the scouts get together to drink beer, play cards and brag about the ridiculous crap they put over that day.

Skinny knees? If you can sell that, you can sell anything.

In another life, these guys would have gone around the prairie in a brightly painted wagon peddling snake oil to ignorant rubes.

Well that’s it, I’m done paying attention to this stuff. I’ll be binge watching some TV for awhile. Dive back in when the draft is actually ready to start.

Oh, another two weeks almost? Thanks Roger Goodell. Thanks a lot.

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