LISTEN: Grant Paulsen would trade Trevor Lawrence because of his hair

Josh Luckenbaugh
January 08, 2019 - 11:34 am
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True freshman Trevor Lawrence proved Monday night why he's arguably the best quarterback in college football, tearing apart the Alabama defense to lead Clemson to a 44-16 national championship rout.

However, if Grant Paulsen were the Redskins GM, he wouldn't want Lawrence on his team...because of his long hair.

"I am taking him in a heartbeat, and I'm sitting him down right away," Paulsen explained to co-host Danny Rouhier Tuesday. "I'm sitting him down and I'm going, 'Listen, Trevor. You're gonna be a superstar. I want you to be my superstar for the next 15 years. We gotta cut your hair.'"

"If he fights back and says he's not gonna cut his hair, we've got quite an asset that's on the block for anybody who wants him."

"Oh my God," Rouhier sighed. "You're gonna give him up."

"We're trading him for all of the picks, for all of the pieces. But I can't have a quarterback with that hair," Paulsen continued. "I can't have stupid hair. I can't look at it, I don't want to do anything with it. I just can't do it."

At the very least, Paulsen knows this is his "worst take ever."

"I admit that this is a terrible take. I admit that this is my worst, dumbest, stupidest thing about me," he said. "This is a stupid thing I'm saying on the radio. I don't know what to tell you."

"I watch Trevor Lawrence and I think two things: oh my gosh, he's unbelievable. That's the best quarterbacking prospect I've seen in years. He'd look great on someone else's team."

Callers began chiming in on this ridiculous take, and several AGREED with Paulsen.

"If the Redskins drafted him, I'd have a hard time rooting for him with the hair. He'd have to cut that hair," said Vinny in Nokesville. "My soul would break down a little bit every time I'd cheer for that guy. You play quarterback, you can't look like a goober, you can't just be a doofus-looking guy."

"The only thing that gets in my mind when I see Lawrence from Clemson is 'Sunshine' (Ronnie Bass) from 'Remember The Titans,'" added Antlony in La Plata. "And you make him cut his hair."

At least John in Sterling still lives in the land of the rational. 

"Grant, you would not be a GM. I totally disagree with you," said John. "He says no, and for the 10 years you are the GM, your franchise is going down the tube because you passed on my man with hair that comes out of the back of his helmet." 

Thank you so much for your call, John. We need more like yours.

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