Just because a quarterback isn't posting videos on instagram stories doesn't mean he's not working out
Read the title with the scream emoji three times. Do it.
We see these so-called 'hot takes' every year around this time and they're so overblown it's HILARIOUS. It's equivalent to the typical 'if a football player isn't studying the playbook at all free hours of the day, he's trash' argument.
If a quarterback isn't working out with his receivers in the offseason, he's trash. He's not good, he's not dedicated, he's not going to win SHIT. We see this every. Single. Year.
What they DON'T tell you is this -- every single quarterback is working out right now, and will continue to do so all offseason. Whether they post it all over Instagram doesn't matter. They don't owe you proof of anything. And it really has little to do with wins or losses -- it's about the quarterback playing comfortably and preparing for the season ahead. Doing what they need to do.
Fact: Plenty of quarterbacks prefer to work out alone, with a trainer, or with a group of other quarterbacks in the offseason doing various solo-based drills -- balance, strength, footwork, etc. So much else goes into being a quarterback other than throwing. Some even prefer to throw with teammates during the times of the year that is designated for that kind of thing -- OTAs, minicamp, training camp -- imagine that!
I'm not saying those who are throwing with receivers aren't working hard, I'm saying every quarterback has his own preference of offseason workouts. Playing a game of catch with a D-list receiver vs. working out on your own shouldn't be such an argument. It's pointless. Aaron Rodgers spent an offseason doing yoga, Brees worked on strength, Tom Brady worked out with his kid. Matt Ryan takes tumbling classes at the local YMCA. WHO. CARES.
** This post was written assuming your football team has actual wide receivers.