Jacob Eason doesn't care about his supposed on- and off-field negatives, because the 22-year-old plans to take full advantage of a prime opportunity in Indianapolis, where the Colts don't have a quarterback under contract beyond 2020.
"As soon as this virus calms down, I am going to go in there and compete my nuts off," Eason said during an interview with WISH-TV Indianapolis' Charlie Clifford.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard chose Eason with the No. 122 pick during Saturday's fourth round of the NFL draft.
Some will view the quarterback's response as the perfect retort to naysayers. Others may argue it only feeds into the perception that he's immature.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported (h/t the Indianapolis Star's Joel A. Erickson) that some organizations flagged the former 5-star recruit for work ethic and accountability issues.