Andrew Luck probably isn’t looking , but if he ever starts thinking about joining the work force again, there’s one particular job that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would like to see him take, and it’s a big one.
Although the job is currently filled, Luck would theoretically be in his new role as soon as January 2021 … if he weren’t only 29 years old.
“I hope he becomes President of the United States,” Jones said, via USA Today.
We said the suggestion was crazy, and look, we weren’t kidding.
Apparently, Jones has seen something in Luck’s competitive drive that would make him a good president.
“To play football and everything that’s involved in playing this game,” Jones said, “you’ve got to have your mind and heart not only committed to completely buying into, completely doing it, but you’ve got to almost be over-committed to doing it because you get so many ‘no’s. You get so many ‘no’s. Everybody does that plays this game. ‘No’s are everywhere.”
Besides offering job suggestions, the Cowboys owner also complimented Luck and wished him well.
“So to step back away from this thing, I honor him,” Jones said. “I think a lot of his family, I think a lot of his father, I think a lot of what he’s brought to football and wish him nothing but the very best.”
Although Luck will almost certainly never run for president, he does come from a school that has produced both NFL quarterbacks and a president. Luck graduated from Stanford, which also produced John Elway and Jim Plunkett. The school also was the alma mater of the 31st president of the United States, Herbert Hoover. Basically, if there’s one school that could potentially produce someone who’s capable of being an NFL quarterback and a president, it’s Stanford.
On a somewhat related note, Stanford is one of just four colleges in the country that have produced both a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and a president. The other three are Michigan, Navy and Miami (Ohio). Feel free to stump your friends with that trivia the next you hang out with them.
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