Andy Dalton led TCU to it’s first ever Rose Bowl victory, but his draft stock remains uncertain just days before the NFL’s marquee event. Despite coming from a school of just 8,000 students, it is not Dalton’s experience that has scouts worried but instead his hair color.
An unnamed director of personnel told Sports Illustrated, “Has there ever been a red-headed quarterback in the NFL who’s really done well?” a coach asked one reporter last week. “It sounds idiotic, but is there any way that could be a factor? We’ve wondered.”
It’s good to know NFL teams keep their priorities straight when it comes to scouting… a player who takes bribes and money illegally- no problem! But a red head? That’s a different story!