By most accounts, Colt Brennan had a spectacular senior season up until the Sugar Bowl, and then things took a turn for the worse. He was uneven at the Senior Bowl and the Combine and the quarterback many people thought might be a first round (or, at the very least, a first day) draft pick ended up going to the Redskins in Round 6.
But everything happens for a reason, and Brennan, currently somewhere on the depth chart behind Jason Campbell and Todd Collins, is embracing this opportunity to prove all his detractors wrong.
He has heard the criticism: He's too small. He's too fragile. He's a gunslinger. He's a system guy. He's a liability off the field. He doesn't stand a chance.Brennan is facing pretty long odds, but who knows, if Collins continues to struggle, maybe Brennan wins the job. I don't see it happening, but, honestly, who had Mark Brunell as an NFL starting quarterback two years ago? Exactly.
"I think I learned more than anything how to battle adversity," Brennan said. "I'm the kind of guy where I have a chip on my shoulder and have tough skin. A lot of times, that's what you need in the fourth quarter to win games, and I think I have that. I have so much experience having to battle through adversity. I'm never nervous. I'm never scared."
In the meantime, Brennan will continue to work hard and do quirky things like wear tights to practice and play the ukulele. And who knows, if this all works out, maybe he can have a recurring role in one of Clinton Portis' many productions.