Ryan Clark: “Aaron Donald is the Michael Jordan of football. The gap between him and the next dude that plays his position is unbelievably huge.”
Colin Cowherd: “Even Aaron Donald would laugh at this. First of all, Michael Jordan was the best player REGARDLESS of position. Jordan’s shoes made 100 million dollars last year and he hasn’t played for over a decade. College football teams wear Jordan Brand! When MJ retired, the NBA lost 50% of its ratings. MJ was the most popular NBA player voted on by the public ten years after he retired. Donald is just a really, really great football player with no holistic impact on the league. NFL guys, I love ya, but you’re NOT NBA guys in terms of impact. Aaron Donald could put a hat and glasses on and walk around Los Angeles and nobody would know who he is.”
Listen to Colin Cowherd comment on ESPN NFL analyst Ryan Clark’s recent analogy calling Los Angeles Rams superstar defensive tackle Aaron Donald the ‘Michael Jordan of football.’
It was obvious hyperbole to give praise to the NFL’s best defensive player, but Colin really doesn’t remotely see any comparison between Donald and Jordan, as Jordan is not only nearly unanimously considered the greatest player ever regardless of position, but quite possibly the most marketable human being to ever walk the earth.
Check out the audio below as Colin says NFL players need to stop acting like they impact our culture the same way NBA players do.