Cam Heyward spoke up for Quenton Nelson on Twitter.
Apparently, that was enough to convince an NFL defensive assistant coach that Nelson was no longer one of the best offensive linemen in the league. Cam Heyward disagreed.
It just shows the class Heyward has both on and off the pitch. He didn’t need to say anything about the tweet, but he felt like Nelson had been disrespected during a performance. While they can be rivals on the pitch, it’s great to see Heyward defending another player, especially when he’s a veteran to a youngster.
Cam Heyward defended Quenton Nelson on Twitter.
We all know Nelson is a top goalie in the NFL, but it shows how much his peers respect him. It is ludicrous to claim that one performance can undo everything he has accomplished in his short career.
In just two seasons in the league, Quenton Nelson has formed two All-Pro teams, an incredible achievement for such a young player. He also did not allow a sack in 30 consecutive games at the start of the 2020 season. In the same article as Heyward refers, ESPN ranks Nelson as the best indoor lineman in the league.
Cam Heyward might have gotten the better of Nelson that day, but few can claim to have had similar games against the All-Pros. It will be a great game to watch the next time these teams meet, which will happen this season. The Colts will visit the Steelers in Week 16. Who knows what implications the game may have in the playoffs, but we’ll see a big clash between two of the best players in their respective positions who clearly have a lot of respect for each other. the other.