An Open Letter to DeShone Kizer

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Dear DeShone,

Hello, how are you? We hope you and your family are doing well in this very confusing time. We know that you have a big decision to make, and many commentators seem to have already made the decision for you. To this point, we here at The Otter Room would like to weigh in with our own take on what you should do in the upcoming year…. Please for the love of all that is good in the world do not declare for the draft. Unfortunately our time at the University did not overlap so we was never given the opportunity to get to know you. Thus, we do not know which form of argument works best on you, so we will try out a bunch and see what sticks.

First, look at the teams right now that you are projected to go to. The Browns could be a two word argument in and of itself, but there is more. Do you really want to be backing up Jay Cutler, with an Alshon Jeffery-less team? Or how about going to the perennially mediocre Jets, with a history of breaking their own quarterback’s jaw. If you go to one of these teams say good-bye to a Super Bowl in the near future. If you wait though, maybe you get in with the Cardinals and their amazing wide receiver stable. Maybe the Texans will see their mistake and hook you back up with Will. The possibilities are endless, but only if you wait a year and develop.

Second, look at this team, is this how you want to go out as ND’s quarterback. The wide receivers next year are going to be dirty and you know it. EQ will have a chance to develop along with Sanders and Stepherson. You’ll have Jones back decreasing the coverage on your main targets. Not to mention what a year of development will do to Josh Adams. The offense is poised for greatness next year. The defense also may not be a dumpster fire. The team has clearly grown in the second half of the season, and we have young players making statements. The offense may not be be forced to pull all of the weight next year. It is worth it to see if you can be the savior of the Notre Dame football program.

Lastly, we need you. Don’t do this to us. Don’t make us watch our team flounder under the development of a new player, while we have a set of receivers that have already developed. Recievers who could be incredible with the likes of you throwing the ball to them. The collective heart health of the Notre Dame fan base needs you not only for entertainment purposes, but also maybe even to keep us alive.

In short please stay…we need you.


The Otter Room

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