As prospects prepare for the NFL draft, they have to handle a variety of comparisons. Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has received a bit of an odd comparison.
Most quarterbacks would love to be compared to Peyton Manning or Joe Montana. Being likened to a quarterback from a movie probably isn't the most flattering comparison.
According to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, one AFC North coach doesn't appear to be too high on Bridgewater:
I present you with the greatest QB comparison ever. An AFC North coach compared Bridgewater to...Willie Beaman. I'm not making this up.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 14, 2014
Said coach RE: Bridgewater, "He's a dynamic playmaker, but is he the guy you want running your offense? They're very similar."— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 14, 2014
Yes, Willie Beamen from Any Given Sunday. That's an odd comparison.
On the plus side, only one AFC North team—the Cleveland Browns—appears to be in need of a quarterback early on in the draft. The Browns have the No. 4 pick in the draft, which makes them a realistic landing spot for the former Cardinals star—unless coach Mike Pettine was the one who made those comments.
Bridgewater has been in the running to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft since before last college football season even started. However, his stock has dropped a bit since last year's draft concluded. Now, he is being compared to a fictional quarterback.