The belly is breathing.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 14, 2021
Wisconsin–Whitewater offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz became a media favorite at the Senior Bowl in January, not just because of his dominant performance, but also in part because of his exposed belly. During media sessions, Meinerz told reporters he likes to “let the belly breathe.”
Three months after an impressive showing at Senior Bowl, Meinerz was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the NFL draft. He hasn’t even taken a snap in the NFL yet, but Meinerz is already well on his way to becoming a fan favorite in Denver.
“I’ve definitely gotten the love from Broncos Country and that’s always awesome,” Meinerz said during a Zoom press conference with reporters on Saturday. “To have the fans have your back is a cool experience through social media. I’m not a big social media guy, but to have a lot of messages welcoming me to Broncos Country was really pretty cool.”
— Ryan Greene (@RyanCBS4) May 15, 2021
Meinerz was later asked about letting his belly “breathe,” and he explained it happens when he gets hot at practice.
“The main purpose behind that is when I start getting a little hot and I’m starting to breathe really heavy, I have to roll up the jersey,” the offensive lineman said. “As you can tell, the jerseys fit a little snug, but it just naturally happens.”
Let it breathe, Meinerz. Let it breathe!