By Wanda Wiedman // @WandaW63
As the 2019 season rolls around most teams already have their potential face of the franchise ready to go for interviews and team representations. But is that one player, chosen by the front office, the true face of the franchise?
Many times teams get it wrong. They put a player in that role whom they feel fits “the mold”. They assume he is the one everyone wants to see.
But what constitutes earning the right to be the face of the franchise? Does it always have to be a quarterback? Or should the face of the franchise be of the one who truly represents the team?
Well, in my opinion, the one representing the team should display the following criteria:
- Team player, not self-serving
- Takes ownership when makes mistakes
- Answers media questions with respect and dignity
- Helps the team in any way possible, even if that means outside of regular position
- Plays with high velocity, professionalism and earns the respect of NFL players.
With that being said, here is an attempt to list those that I believe should be the face that represents their team:
You probably have questions on some of these wondering why I didn’t pick the obvious choices in quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers or Eli Manning. It is not that they haven’t “earned” it, but they lack some of the bullet point requirements to represent their team fully.
Outside the obvious, who would you put in as the face of the franchise following the above criteria? Have fun discussing!
Do you agree with who Wanda has as the face of your franchise? Chat with her on Twitter @WandaW63
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