Howell was once the top quarterback in the draft class but had a junior year that was a bit disappointing with the North Carolina Tar Heels which ultimately caused his draft stock to fall.
It remains to be seen whether or not Howell will end up becoming a household name in the NFL, but fans are already having fun with a strange quirk that emerged about Howell on Wednesday.
According to Howell, he only eats one meat, which is chicken, but has never tried a burger or steak.
Commanders rookie QB Sam Howell says he only eats chicken.
He's never tried a burger or a steak and won't eat seafood. He orders chicken tenders at steakhouses and brings his own tenders to team dinners.
— The Athletic NFL (@TheAthleticNFL) May 11, 2022
Howell also added he orders chicken tenders when he goes to a steakhouse and brings his own chicken tenders to team dinners.
Many took the chance to poke some fun at Howell on social media for his diet which resembles that of a child.
Sam Howell is apparently my four-year-old niece. https://t.co/28FvHSXI2Q
— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) May 11, 2022
When you hear Sam Howell only eats chicken pic.twitter.com/sHc4GisCTH
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 11, 2022
I'm so happy the Steelers didnt draft Sam Howell. The guy admitted he sucked at Nerf basketball. And he's never had a steak or a burger in his life. Not franchise quarterback material.
— Andrew Fillipponi (@ThePoniExpress) May 11, 2022
Sam Howell massive reach. Bust inevitable. https://t.co/UlCZWcTVzu
— Bruce Nolan (@BruceExclusive) May 11, 2022
I just found out Sam Howell has never eaten steak or tried a burger. This could be all we talk about for the rest of the day.
He's not vegetarian. He loves chicken. He refuses to try steak or a burger.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) May 10, 2022
It definitely seems pretty strange considering that Howell hasn’t tried any other meat other than chicken, especially since he isn’t a vegetarian or vegan.
Regardless, Howell will try to stick around in the NFL with the Commanders for the foreseeable future. However, he is sure to get a ton of flack from his teammates on top of the typical rookie hazing in the league because of this.