Nine years ago, JaMarcus Russell received widespread praise for his Pro Day workout. Two years ago, Johnny Manziel did the same.
While that doesn’t mean every quarterback who has a great Pro Day workout will fail, it means that there’s precious little correlation between Pro Days and Sundays.
It’s important to keep that in mind when assessing the superlatives for this year’s crop of Pro Day quarterback workouts, including Friday’s effort from Cal quarterback Jared Goff.
The real news arising from Friday is that Goff’s hands somehow measured at 9-1/8 inch — a full 1/8th of an inch bigger than in February.
Maybe Goff has been going to a masseuse. Maybe Goff clipped that stubborn flap of skin between index finger and thumb. Maybe Goff has been drinking Trump water and/or eating Trump steaks.
Regardless, one of the reddest flags about Goff is a little less red. And his Pro Day workout is a non-issue.
Even if it had gone poorly, that possibly would have been good news. After all, potential franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had an average at best Pro Day workout in 2014.