It’s time to drop the fake macho football bullshit when it comes to quarterback behavior after a turnover.
Yeah, I said it. It is fake macho football bullshit.
Quarterbacks are quarterbacks, not defensive players. After a turnover, the quarterback has one job. To get out of the way, and to avoid getting injured. (Actually, that’s sort of two jobs. But you get the point.)
Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is getting called out mercilessly by many (including Broncos coach Vic Fangio) for not making more of an effort to tackle Eagles cornerback Darius Slay after a third-quarter fumble on Sunday. Bridgewater actually spoke to reporters on Monday (something he wasn’t scheduled to do) in an effort to explain his heat-of-the-moment business decision.