DeVonta Smith explains McDonald’s breakfast ritual to GQ, follows in Donovan McNabb’s footsteps
Eagles rookie wide receiver and known capitalist DeVonta Smith recently sat down with GQ to talk about his eating habits, particularly as they relate to his slight frame.
The interview is a fun read and does pull back the curtain a bit on the soft-spoken star wideout. We don’t get to hear from Smith too often, so it was nice to see. But the real highlight of the piece is when Smith shares his pregame breakfast ritual: a hearty breakfast from McDonald’s.
If it’s a home game, for breakfast, I’m going to McDonald’s. I’m not even going to lie to you. I have to get a McGriddle, two hash browns and an orange juice. If it’s a home game, I have to have it.
Smith is clearly a man of taste. Everybody knows the McGriddle is an essential part of the ‘Breakfast of Champions.’ If he’s going to be my WR1, I wouldn’t want him eating anything else.
It’s the meal of Olympians and bricklayers, NFL players and sports bloggers. Everybody loves McDonald’s save for the communists, or worse, vegans.
Plus, Smith is not the first player in Eagles history to share his affinity for McDonald’s. Former Eagles QB and mama’s boy Donovan McNabb was well known for his love of Mickey D’s.
While he was contractually obligated to only shoot TV ads for Campbell’s Chunky Soup, McNabb couldn’t help but spread the word of the McDonald’s breakfast to the masses by way of personal appearances. Here’s one very real example:
Love to see some brand synergy between current and former Eagles players.
As happy as I am that Smith is a true man of the people, I do think he could stand to eat more than one McGriddle at a time. I spent a lot of my life underweight, but that all changed when I realized I could eat two McGriddles. Maybe not on game day, but I think it’s time he takes advantage of the quality breakfast deals going on these days and gets two.
He also said in the interview his low weight comes down to genetics, and I’m sure that’s true, but some things are stronger than nature. If there’s any food item that can alter your DNA permanently, it is on the McDonald’s breakfast menu.
Regardless, be sure to check out the rest of Smith’s interview with GQ. There are some interesting little nuggets in there (no pun intended).
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