Arm Talent

Noted NFL Draft slider Will Levis silences the haters with a Topgolf nuke for the ages

Last week, we shared reports that Will Levis’ gruesome nosedive at the 2023 NFL Draft—which saw him plunge from the potential top pick to outside the first round—was preceded by nine holes with Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen. We speculated what might have happened over the course of that fateful two hours to sour Steichen on Levis’ pro prospects. After all, the Colts, who selected fellow project QB Anthony Richardson fourth overall, were the presumed favorites to land Levis. Something must have happened. Now we know what:

Levis made Steichen feel like a toothpick-armed little boy on every tee box.

That is some serious “arm talent,” as Mel Kiper Jr., who had Levis ranked as his top QB this year, might say. Think what you want about this kid’s ability to read an NFL defense, but he can absolutely move it, and Steichen clearly didn’t love being out-driven by 50 yards on every single hole.

Now, to be fair, this is certainly no indicator of NFL success, even if the golf games of Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers might suggest otherwise. But at least the new Tennessee Titans QB has a fallback on the long-drive circuit if this whole football thing doesn’t work out.