One of the reasons that the NFL is king as far as popularity is that fans never know what will come out of an NFL players’ mouth. Usually, fans will hear one of the “diva wide receivers” like Terrell Owens, Chad Ocho Cinco , or the recently retired Randy Moss shoot their mouths off about something or other, and media outlets like ESPN will run with it for days on end. Defensive players such as Bart Scott, Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis, D’Angelo Hall, etc also are known to get in on the act as well. Even the head coaches and coordinators may join in such as Rex Ryan, Rob Ryan, Todd Heap, etc.
All this being said, very rarely do you hear it from a quarterback. The quarterback is supposed to be the leader of the team, and he is supposed to be held to an extra high standard. Yes, the quarterbacks, due to the glamorization of their positions are usually confident , and have good sized egos. They wouldn’t be quarterbacks if they weren’t. That’s not to say guys at other positions aren’t of course. However, you do once in a while hear quarterback shooting off their mouths on occasion like Rex Grossman , David Anderson, and Peyton Manning, to name a few.