DeShone Kizer: I have Tom Brady’s brain in Cam Newton’s body

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Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is certainly not lacking for confidence.

Kizer told Tom Pelissero of USA Today that he believes he has a combination of Tom Brady’s brain and Cam Newton’s body and can put that together into one package that can be the best quarterback in NFL history.

“Name a college quarterback who goes into the game-plan meetings on Monday and throws his notes at the coaches,” Kizer said. “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.”

Whether Kizer actually has the same mind for football as Brady would be difficult to measure, but he doesn’t have Newton’s body: Kizer is shorter than Newton, lighter than Newton and did worse than Newton on every test of speed and agility at the Scouting Combine.

NFL teams like players with confidence, but Kizer’s confidence may come across as arrogance to some NFL teams. If there’s a case of a player taking his confidence too far, this may be it.

103 responses to “DeShone Kizer: I have Tom Brady’s brain in Cam Newton’s body

  1. The fact he would even contemplate saying something like that proves he isnt close to having Bradys brain…. he’s closer to the Jay Cutler model of “million dollar arm with a 10cent brain”

  2. Whether Kizer actually has the same mind for football as Brady would be difficult to measure, but he doesn’t have Newton’s body: Kizer is shorter than Newton, lighter than Newton and did worse than Newton on every test of speed and agility at the Scouting Combine.

    The fact that he wasn’t smart enough to realize he has nowhere near Cam Newton’s althetic ability leads me to believe he has nowhere near Tom Brady’s brain.

  3. We couldn’t agree more! He’s going to be fantastic!

    Regards,

    Ron Pawlus, Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen and Rick Mirer

  4. One day, hopefully soon in the future “diversity” will not be a attribute for making you a good quarterback, this guy couldn’t beat Navy.

  5. Welp, you just dropped from 4-5 round to completely off my board. Way overhyped and apparently dumb as a box of rocks.

  6. Well whoever drafts him will be able to fire the coach and offensive coordinator, he’s so smart… lol

  7. Its probably not the best comparison when talking about a 5-time Superbowl Champion. You should probably win one first before making that comparison.

  8. royalitalianarmy says:
    Apr 20, 2017 4:46 PM

    One day, hopefully soon in the future “diversity” will not be a attribute for making you a good quarterback, this guy couldn’t beat Navy

    ———————————————————
    At the time Navy was ranked and their QB worth was on fire. Kizer had a good game, it was the Irish defense that let Worth run wild.

    Maybe a little research before such a foolish post.

    Given time Kizer will be a good NFL QB, He can throw the deep ball better than any other eligible pick

  9. Everything comes in “threes” right? AH smokes something crazy, hangs himself. Bills Tackle smokes something crazy, ends up naked asking to be shot. Kizer smokes something crazy and ends up saying something laughable like this.

    Lord help whatever fan base drafts this guy!

  10. ‘Kizer’s confidence may come across as arrogance to some NFL teams.’

    And pretty much all NFL fans except Dallas where braggadocio is considered a birthright. And they aren’t looking for a QB since they have assured us they know they got the 2nd coming of Staubach and Aikman rolled into one in the 4th round last year.

  11. I like his confidence but it’s misguided. All that talent added up to 4-8 in 2016 with no significant wins. And he played terribly in the rain against NC State (which has to concern you if your team does not play in a dome).
    He’s got all the tools and clearly isn’t lacking in confidence, but in his case, it seems that the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
    It probably won’t mean anything; however. Some QB desperate team will take him in the 1st round and proceed to regret that decision.
    Still, I hope he proves me wrong.

  12. You see the problem with you making the best out route throw, is that the play was for an in route. I watched him play and he’s not accurate for the most part. Only time will tell on all QB’s.

  13. Ravens should jump if he’s there. He just had to get away from the idiot b. Kelly at ND. He will be a star.

  14. Well….using your name in association with Tom Brady should immediately get you a Time-Out son. The only thing you have close to Cam Newton is a glowing self image that glares with being conceded, selfish, and immature. I hope you get drafted in the 6th Round…placed on the practice squad, then waived the next year. Bad Karma boy!

  15. I’ve seen the kid in person more than a few times and never once did I think to myself that he had any future in the NFL much less as a high draft pick. He isn’t very accurate with his throws and although he has good size and speed, we have all seen that combination just doesn’t mean much in the NFL (see RGIII, Vince Young among others).

    I could see him going in the 6th or 7th round as a project but based on what he just said, I would take him off the board for mental illness problems. All that being said, Rick Spielman will take him in the first round. Oh, strike that, the Vikings don’t have a 1st rounder any more.

  16. I think his positive comments in that one interview mean he will be drafted at or before #13. Most of the QB needy teams are just looking for that last reason to pull the trigger and I think he’s punched his ticket.

  17. Sounds to me like a kid lobbying to get picked in the first round, instead of the second where he will likely land. Great confidence on his part. Unfortunately, the great ones usually let their actual play on the field do the talking, instead of having to tell everyone how good they are.

  18. College kids…. always think they know everything. If he tailed Brady or Peyton for a day he’d find out what preparation really is. I’d love to see him throw his notes at Belichick and see what happens!

  19. Probably why he’s fallen out of the first round along with his tape since he scares me since he doesn’t do anything well. The last guy who went into the draft allegedly talking crazy like this was ironically Newton’s predecessor, Jimmy Claussen. We see how that worked out.

  20. “Given time Kizer will be a good NFL QB, He can throw the deep ball better than any other eligible pick”

    —————

    Unfortunately, that ability has little to do with predicting success as a starter.

    Kizer’s so good even his coach said he’s not ready, whereas Clemson’s coach is comparing Watson to MJ.

  21. Well in that case, maybe he’ll go in the mid rounds. Would be a surefire 1st rd pick if he had Peyton Mannings brains and Newton’s body.

    Let’s just hope he doesn’t have Newton’s arm as well or he’ll be throwing the ball 3 yards over his 6’5 receivers heads too.

  22. Guess that’s better than Newton’s brain in Brady’s body. His agent must be absolutely thrilled with this pearl of wisdom coming from his client a week before the draft. I hope for the kid’s sake he was joking around.

  23. I don’t understand why he has to tell everyone how passionate and athletic he thinks he is. I would think all the scouts and coaches would have noticed by now.

  24. The scouts, coaches, GMs, fans will evaluate you. We dont need to hear your skill set from yourself. We’ll watch and take notes for ourselves, you do what you have to do.

  25. Rg3 thought he was Tom and Aaron. NFL defenders have a way of helping these kids get a reality check. Let’s see him back it up.

  26. He apparently also has Cam’s arrogance
    Johnny Maziel’s level of delusion
    And Ryan Leaf’s level of maturity

    Just shut up & let your playing show people how good you are!
    Not your big mouth!

  27. I saw enough of ND play this year to know this guy is not going to be anything good. Terrible decision making and lack of awareness. He was benched during the season as well.

  28. Jeeez! Even the Mexican reporter stopped at helmets and jerseys from the Super Bowl! This kid took Cam’s body and Tommy’s brain? Is NO ONE watching the locker rooms at the Super Bowl? Seriously–this guy decapitated two starting quarterbacks and, never mind stopping him, no uneven noticed? I mean, I know everyone hates Brady, but still! Come on, NFL Security! You need to STEP IT UP!

  29. If he had Brady’s brain, he’d know to keep his mouth shut and let his play do the talking.

  30. I wonder what Cam Newton thinks of that comment. I mean, I’m a Patriots’ fan and I think that Cam Newton is a pretty intelligent guy. If a white QB ever made that statement it would sound a little racist. Mr. Kizer needs to pump the brakes juts a little and avoid inflammatory statements like that.

    Welcome to the league rook. Just remember, those lineman on the other side of the ball are faster and better than anything you’ve seen in college. Some of them might even think that Cam Newton is a guy who butters their bread and they don’t take kindly to a kid whose is unable to back up what his mouth says. Good luck this year, you’ll need it.

  31. DeShone Kizer: I have Tom Brady’s brain in Cam Newton’s body.

    DeShone, with all do respect I believe you meant to say you have, Rae Carruth’s brain in Arron Hernadez’s body.

  32. As a Niner fan, I hope they stay as far away from this guy as possible. Watched three of his games this year, and the guy had NOTHING.
    Even if you were allowing him his extreme stretch in comments, he doesn’t have IT, the same way Drew Henson didn’t have IT.

  33. Lighten up on this kid! He may as well turn out to be the best QB in this draft. If he has high expectations of himself, good for him. I am not seeing the problem, here.

    The media manipulates these kids into selling themselves and competing against each other. In their minds, they all feel they are the best in the draft and they’re going to be the next Brady, Montana, Peterson, etc. Would you consider drafting a guy who was said he didn’t think he would make a good pro athlete?

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