Proving that you don’t have to be a fan of the NFL to play in it, Ryan Tannehill revealed in Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ that he basically has no idea which NFL teams are in which divisions.
The Miami Dolphins and former Texas A&M quarterback told backup quarterback Matt Moore he was “so lost on the divisions.”
“I know our division and that’s about it,” said Tannehill, a rookie who recently was named the Dolphins’ starter.
Moore then quizzed Tannehill on a few of them, which resulted in Tannehill guessing the NFC North included the New York Giants and the NFC East included the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I wasn’t a huge pro fan growing up,” said Tannehill, who grew up in Big Spring, Texas. “I wasn’t loyal to any one team, so I don’t really know the divisions and even really conferences. I know most of the conferences, but some of those I really have no clue. And they don’t make sense. You have the AFC East, and we’re at the freaking bottom of the map, and the directions don’t make any sense where the teams actually are.”
Moore laughed at Tannehill’s guesses.
“How do you not know this?” he said. “It shocks me.”