The Fighting Irish quarterback says the headline was taken out of context.
NBC Sports wrote a story about DeShone Kizer today with a tweet headlined, “DeShone Kizer: I have Tom Brady’s brain in Cam Newton’s body.”
It’s a bold statement, certainly.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) April 20, 2017
It’s kind of misleading, though.
Here’s what he said in full:
“Name a college quarterback who goes into the game-plan meetings on Monday and throws his notes at the coaches,” Kizer told USA TODAY. “No one else game plans the way I do. No one else prepares the way I do. No one else knows football the way I do. No one else is as big as I am. No one else is as powerful a runner as I am. Pat Mahomes might throw the ball 80 yards and I can only throw the ball 72, but I guarantee he can’t throw an out route the way I can. No one else can do what I can do. And I’ve truly figured out in this 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. 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 it is me. That’s what’s driving me now.”
Kizer’s saying he could become the greatest quarterback ever and that quarterback would be like putting Tom Brady’s mind and preparation into Cam Newton’s body. He’s not saying that’s who he is right now.
Sheesh😳 Way out of context… but alright https://t.co/6zGztV08Bu
— DeShone Kizer (@deshonekizer) April 20, 2017
Kizer is a potential first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday, April 27.