Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

QB in NFL Draft thinks he's a combo of Tom Brady and Cam Newton

DeShone Kizer thinks he can be the best quarterback of all time.
Author:

Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer thinks he could be the greatest quarterback to ever walk the face of the earth.

You may not be aware, but Kizer is about to make you know what you don't know.

“Name a college quarterback who goes into the game-plan meetings on Monday and throws his notes at the coaches,” Kizer told USA Today's Tom Pelissero. “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.”

Whoa. Wait. Where'd this guy come from?

At Notre Dame as a junior last season, Kizer finished with 2,925 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 9 interceptions with a 58.7% completion percentage.

Brady, at 39 years old last season, threw just 2 interceptions and led the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Newton struggled in 2016 after being named MVP in 2015.

Kizer thinks the media is taking his quote out of context.

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah asked five NFL executives who they think will be the first quarterback taken in the draft and none of them said Kizer.

In fact, there's a decent chance Kizer is still available when the Vikings pick at No. 48 in the second round.

Good luck, Mr. Kizer.

Next Up

Gopher Basketball

Michigan State hands Gophers first loss

The 19th ranked Spartans knocked Minnesota from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Finch

Patrick Beverley returns but Jazz rout Timberwolves

The Jazz avenged last season's 0-3 record with a blowout victory.

Eric Kendricks

Vikings-Steelers: 5 things you can count on

After an embarrassing loss to the Lions, can the Vikings get it together?

snow, snowing

Winter storm watch expands north, includes parts of Twin Cities

Everyone in southern Minnesota will want to keep an eye on forecast changes.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

PAMP travail 1

Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

flickr - criticla care nurses nov 2021

Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

US Bank Stadium, Vikings fans

Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

dinner party holidays gathering celebration 1

Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

Kjellberg booking photo crop

Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

CDC - vaccine band aid

COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

Related

QB in NFL Draft thinks he's a combo of Tom Brady and Cam Newton

DeShone Kizer thinks he can be the best quarterback of all time.

Small world: Tom Brady is part Minnesotan

It's a small world and pretty amazing that half of Brady's genetic makeup has Minnesota roots.

Small world: Tom Brady is part Minnesotan

It's a small world and pretty amazing that half of Brady's genetic makeup has Minnesota roots.

Watch: Cam Newton surprises a 10-year-old the day before heart surgery

Cam Newton took the time to fly from Charlotte to Atlanta to visit a sick 10-year-old.

Watch: Cam Newton surprises a 10-year-old the day before heart surgery

Cam Newton took the time to fly from Charlotte to Atlanta to visit a sick 10-year-old.

Rarely done: Beating Tom Brady at home in December

He's lost five times at home in the final month of the regular season.

4 players the experts think the Vikings could take in the NFL Draft

A new name is in the mix with Florida safety Marcus Maye.

4 players the experts think the Vikings could take in the NFL Draft

A new name is in the mix with Florida safety Marcus Maye.