WATCH: Jason Kelce gives an hilarious take on why cornerback is the toughest position to play in the NFL
If you haven’t checked out Travis and Jason Kelce’s new podcast “New Heights,” you’re missing out.
Ever since the two began the show a little over a month ago, they’ve dropped a handful of viral clips. Their most memorable clip for Eagles fans may have been Jason’s ‘Fat Batman’ proclamation.
“Listen, if we score on a screen I’m getting that cape and I’m being Fat Batman. I promise you that,” Jason Kelce said.
Jason Kelce, a.k.a. Fat Batman
In the brothers’ most recent episode, the two got into a discussion about trash talking and it quickly shifted to why defensive backs are the best trash talkers in the game. Once Jason posed the question, “Is it because cornerback is the toughest position to play?” the Kelce bro’s got into a debate about which positions are the hardest to play in the NFL.
After a quick back and forth, the Eagles center gave perhaps the best argument I’ve ever heard on why CB is the toughest position to play in football.
Jason Kelce on why CB is the toughest position in football:
“Dude, you gotta mirror somebody throughout the whole field. Like, what’s harder than playing cover one and just staying in somebody’s hip, you can’t give up a yard of separation. Otherwise, it’s a completion,” Jason Kelce said.
“It’s so good that white people can’t even do it, Travis,” the Eagles center continued. “That’s how you know it’s the hardest position. They don’t even let white guys try to play cornerback anymore.”
The best part about Jason’s rant, it’s completely spot on. Try and name one white cornerback in the NFL right now. Go on, type it in your Google search bar and see what comes up.
If you’re too lazy to punch it in, don’t worry, I did it for you.
There’s actually one white CB in the NFL right now, Troy Apke, and he’s currently a free agent. He wasn’t even drafted as a corner either; Apke entered the league as a free safety before converting to CB in 2021.
Per Apke’s Wikipedia page, “He converted to cornerback in 2021, making him the first white NFL player at the position since Jason Sehorn in 2003.”
The NFL has seen just two white guys play the cornerback position since the beginning of the 21st century. And there was a 19-year gap between the two.
The facts are the facts here, white guys just aren’t cut out for the cornerback position. I’m not qualified to give some ideological explanation on why that is, but I won’t argue with the data.
Even though white people can’t play CB, they still have a stranglehold on the kicker position. So, I guess that’s something for my fellow whites to hang their hats on.
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