I admire that professional athletes will do anything to get an edge.
But when it comes to Sam Mustipher’s attempt to get his weight up in the offseason, the Chicago Bears’ offensive lineman took it to another level:
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) July 30, 2021
Sam Mustipher he ate everything he wanted during the off-season. “It was an offensive lineman’s dream.” Satisfied goal of adding weight by working out, as much as 10 times per week.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) July 30, 2021
In his quest to bulk up in the offseason, Mustipher chowed down on Lou Malnati’s pizza. A man after my own heart, Mustipher told reporters he ate thin crust, deep dish, and everything he was desiring to reach his goal of gaining weight. Who among us wouldn’t do the same?
Listed at 6-2 and 311 pounds on the Bears’ official website, Mustipher was already a large human. It’s just that the combination of weight gain and a strong workout regimen figures to do wonders for his goal of taking full control of the starting center gig. Mustipher played in nine games and made seven starts last season. For the most part, Mustipher looked good. I thought his play would merit an extended look this summer. Maybe even put him in a position to win a job coming out of camp this year. At minimum, Mustipher’s play last year should place him in a spot where he is seen as solid offensive line depth. But if Lou Malnati’s pizza puts him over the top, it would be good for Mustipher. Not to mention a Bears offense looking for stability and production from its offensive line.
Should Mustipher’s play improve upon what he was able to show in nearly a half-season last year, an endorsement deal should be on the horizon.
In the meantime, I think I’ll plan to treat myself to pizza for dinner tonight. Not that I’m trying to bulk up to be a lineman. Not yet, at least.