Sure, Super Bowl XLVIII may be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any football to cover and commentate on and that’s certainly the case as the Continental Indoor Football League opened their season tonight with the Northern Kentucky River Monsters at the Bluegrass Warhorses.
Former Kentucky Wildcats and New York Giants quarterback, Jared Lorenzen is the River Monsters signal-caller and let’s just say the player nicknamed “The Pillsbury Throwboy” and “The Hefty Lefty” has really let himself go since he’s been out of the NFL the last seven years.
Jared Lorenzen and NKY River Monsters warming up for 8 pm kick vs Bluegrass Warhorses. pic.twitter.com/hyswW5OAv0
— Kyle Scott (@Ky1eSc0tt) February 4, 2014
The 32-year-old quarterback was always on the heavy side when he starred for Kentucky from 2000-2003 when he was listed in the neighborhood of 275-pounds. The River Monsters list Lorenzen at 320-pounds, but that may be a bit generous.
We all tend to let ourselves go a bit when our glory days have come and gone and we age, but it may be time to seriously worry about the long-term health of Lorenzen who is bigger than his offensive linemen.