“I run yards like Swiss Chard”, “A touchdown pass is like Pokémon.
I gotta have them all”, “Must be maple syrup, because butter don’t drizzle like that” and other weird phrases have been heard from NFL stars lately and now we know why.
Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show asked players like Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski and Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds to sneak in the phrases during zoom calls with the media.
“On the team right now, they call me Old Fashioned . . .
that’s my new nickname, Old Fashioned,” said Edmunds.
Some of the other hilarious phrases included, “Sometimes you gotta throw the sauce at your boss,” from Rams’ CB Jalen Ramsey Chiefs TE Travis Kelce saying, “Sometimes you just gotta be like take it easy Rollercoaster Tycoon.”
The one that got the most attention though came from Gronk who said “must be maple syrup, because butter don’t drizzle like that.” In a follow up question, Gronkowski was asked to clarify what that meant.