Jameis Winston has taken some heat for a photo circulating online that seems to show him with a surprising amount of belly fat. Even though his stomach is accentuated by a belt strapped tightly around his weight, Winston has been assaulted with criticisms that he is letting himself get out of shape and jeopardizing his status in the upcoming NFL draft.
Whether that's true is now irrelevant. Resident overweight quarterback Jared Lorenzen decided to chime in on the matter, posting a side-by-side comparison of himself and Winston:
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) February 17, 2015
Those who aren't familiar with Lorenzen might write him off, but that would be a mistake. Despite his struggles with weight -- Lorenzen is 6-foot-4 and 320 pounds -- he was a star quarterback at the University of Kentucky, breaking the all-time passing yards mark set by former No. 1 overall pick Tim Couch. Lorenzen also backed up Eli Manning for four seasons and won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants.
Despite his size, Lorenzen has a fantastic arm and is incredibly mobile. He continued to play quarterback for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters, part of the Continental Indoor Football League, until a severe leg injury last year.
Some highlights of Lorenzen's big-bodied quarterbacking are below. It's not exactly encouragement for Winston to let his figure go, but it's proof that big men can still chuck a pigskin.
Happy Fat Tuesday.