While the idea of an NFL team being turned off by a player because they lack apparent vocal leadership is a bit silly, considering some of the things we’ve known to be true out of NFL front offices – it’s shockingly not that asinine.
But that’s the report out of Cleveland, at least according to Jordan Zirm of Stack Media who says the Browns are ‘turned off’ by Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater due to his soft spoken nature:
Though they probably won’t have a shot at Teddy Bridgewater, the Browns are turned off by how soft spoken he is
As Zirm mentions, the chances of the Browns having a shot at Bridgewater are pretty low anyway, so we won’t even know the validity of the rumor but for a team in need of a quarterback so badly, it’s hard to think the Browns would pass over Bridgewater if given a chance to acquire him.
Granted, you don’t really want your quarterback to be quiet, but you don’t always have to lead by voice.