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,” there’s apparently one hill that they’re not going to take.
Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts made it clear he didn’t want to be identified by his old team’s new city.
Via The Big Lead, Fouts was being interviewed on San Diego’s 1090 AM Monday, when the host referred to him as a “Los Angeles Chargers Hall of Famer.”
“Don’t ever refer to me as a Los Angeles Charger,” Fouts replied. “I am proud to be a San Diego Charger.”
Fouts played all 15 of his NFL seasons in San Diego, and will probably always be one of the city’s most recognizable sports stars. And while he may have just been pandering to the home crowd Paxton Lynch Jersey
, it certainly seems he’s not fond of the team’s cash-grab move to the north.
When Jimmy Garoppolo signed his five-year, $137.5 million deal in February, it briefly made him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Yet, he naively believed his life would not change.
The 49ers starting quarterback came to that realization last week after his date with an adult film star became “news.”
“Life is different now,” Garoppolo said Jarius Wright Jersey
, via Nick Wagoner of ESPN. “My life off the field, I’ve never really been very big on being very public with things. Even social media, I’m not out there a ton, but my life is looked at differently, [and] I’m under a microscope.”
Garoppolo spent 3 1/2 seasons behind Tom Brady in New England Anthony Castonzo Jersey
, so watching how the NFL’s biggest star handles the spotlight should serve Garoppolo well in the future.
“I think Jimmy does have an idea,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “I think everybody has an idea of how you should handle that spotlight, but not everyone is in that spotlight. I don’t think I have ever in my life commented on a player’s date in July, so I’m not going to start today. I don’t think it really pertains or matters to us.
“But I do think that is a very good example, and even though Aaron Colvin Jersey
, you know, sometimes you have got to learn how under the microscope we all are. And it’s not just a quarterback; it’s all players. The quarterback definitely gets more than anyone else, but I think it’s a good learning experience for him, and he’s got to know what comes with that stuff.” Womens Adrian Clayborn Jersey