In a Friday appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy spoke passionately about his abilities, in comparison to the other top quarterbacks in the draft.
And McCoy thinks he’s the best of the bunch. “I feel like if you don’t feel like you’re the best quarterback in
the draft, than something’s wrong with you. I’m a competitor and playing
quarterback is what I love to do, and I feel like I’m the best,” McCoy said.
In response to further questions (and, at the risk of kissing Patrick’s ass too obviously, excellent questions at that) regarding McCoy’s commitment to his excellence, McCoy elaborated. “I think I’m better than every quarterback in this draft,” McCoy said. “I think every
quarterback has to have that mentality. You have to do that. So for me, I
don’t compare myself to anyone else. I tell them what I’m going to do
when I get there. I tell them I’m going to work my tail off, I tell them
I’m going to do exactly what I did at UT. I earned my job, I earned the
respect of my teammates and my coaches. Nobody worked harder than me,
nobody was more prepared than me going into a game, and I’m going to do
the same thing when I get to the NFL. It’s football, I love the game and
you’re going to want me on your team.”
Asked Patrick in response (and in jest): “Can you perform circumcisions?” He then pointed out that Tim Tebow can.
Said McCoy, “Tebow can walk on water.”
Though McCoy was laughing as he said it, we could see some folks taking issue with McCoy’s comment, especially since it came on Good Friday. Others may appreciate the humor in McCoy’s words, and his ability to think quickly on his feet.
We’ll take no position on this one, deferring instead to those of you who may be inclined to comment.