Apparently, there is an actual employee of an NFL franchise who's tasked in some form or another in evaluating talent, who has concerns about Andy Dalton's red hair. I'm not kidding.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that at least one NFL team is concerned about the fact that Andy Dalton is a ginger kid.
"Has there ever been a red-headed quarterback in the NFL who's really done well?" a coach asked the media last week. "It sounds idiotic, but is there any way that could be a factor? We've wondered."
Again, this is not a joke. This is completely serious. Peter King doesn't name the coach, but since the coach asked the media it shouldn't be long before we figure out who it is. As ridiculous as it sounds, there is some creedence to the concern. Rotoworld points out that red-headed quarterbacks historically haven't been successful in the NFL. They cite the likes of Jeff Garcia and Todd Marinovich. Carson Palmer is also a red head, but I'm not sure if he helps the concern or goes against it.
The 2011 NFL Draft is officially now ridiculous.