Leading up to the 2017 NFL draft, a lot of the top prospects were being interviewed by various media outlets. In one of those interviews former Notre Dame quarterback, DeShone Kizer, was asked the question to describe his style of play. In his response, Kizer said that he had the acumen of a Tom Brady but also the athleticism and size of a Cam Newton. People didn’t take to kindly to his comments for various reasons.
Let’s see what they were saying on Twitter.
— . (@DatBoi2Raw_) April 21, 2017
Idk if it's just me but sure seems like certain media has been on a smear campaign with DeShone Kizer this draft season.
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) April 21, 2017
— Jude (@andrewwinn) April 21, 2017
— BirdGang World Wide (@birdgangww) April 21, 2017
People killing DeShone Kizer on the timeline today for having confidence in himself? Fucking media man..
— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) April 21, 2017
DeShone Kizer may have Tom Brady’s brain and Cam Newton’s body but he doesn’t even have Mike Glennon’s college resume.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) April 21, 2017
Don't say this.
DeShone Kizer: I have Tom Brady’s brain in Cam Newton’s body | ProFootballTalk https://t.co/JpN1ZD88Aa
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 21, 2017
Tom Brady's brain + Cam Newton's body = DeShone Kizer?
The former Notre Dame's QB's confidence on 💯 pic.twitter.com/9iJ6xzOipK
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) April 20, 2017
I think Deshone Kizer has the most upside in this quarterback class, and apparently, so does he. pic.twitter.com/NksFWc9HIC
— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) April 20, 2017
Former ND QB DeShone Kizer:"If I can maximize all my potential...I do have the ability to be the greatest quarterback to ever play"
— NFL News (@NFLFBGAMETIME) April 20, 2017
"Why can’t I be the greatest?”
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 20, 2017
— Steve Frederick (@SportsGuyTweets) April 20, 2017
Sheesh😳 Way out of context... but alright https://t.co/6zGztV08Bu
— DeShone Kizer (@DKizer_14) April 20, 2017
So Pro Football Talk may have taken Kizer's words out of context in order to grab headlines. Anyhow, you can't really knock the kid's confidence. If you want to be the best, you need to aspire to be like the best who have ever done it. I'm with you DeShone.