During the fourth episode of the season, rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill surprised viewers when he didn’t know the NFL divisions and the teams in them. Tannehill was confused about which division the Kansas City Chiefs (he thought the NFC East) and the New York Giants (he thought the NFC North) were in.
Tannehill, who scored a 34 on his Wonderlic Test and got his degree in biology from Texas A&M, is apparently so studious that he didn’t have enough time to study up on the league’s of the NFL or watch the games.
“I wasn’t a huge pro fan growing up; I wasn’t loyal to any one team,” said Tannehill, “so I don’t really know the divisions, and even really conferences. I know most of the conferences but some of those, I really have no clue. And they don’t make sense. You have the AFC East, and we’re freaking in the bottom of the map, and the directions don’t make any sense where the teams actually are.”
This sheds a new light on all of us who pay so much attention to sports.