NEW YORK (WFAN) – It’s been widely documented that hefty Jets head coach Rex Ryan lost a considerable amount of weight this offseason.
While it’s good to see that Ryan has apparently taken to a healthier lifestyle, it appears that one of his key players has gone in the opposite direction in that regard.READ MORE: Jokic, Rivers Team Up To Help Nuggets Top Nets
While most professional athletes — especially football players — spend the offseason hitting the weights and improving their agility, Jets running back/kick returner Joe McKnight allegedly spent his time off following the end of the NFL season in fast-food heaven.
Yes, you heard that correctly.
The 24-year-old — who was an All-Pro selection this past season — gained 16 pounds this offseason by stuffing himself with loads of McDonald’s, CBSSports.com reported.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 1/27 Thursday Morning Forecast
And the Southern California alum wasn’t particularly shy about admitting his junk-food vice.
“I was eating healthy, but the majority of time I was eating bad,” McKnight told reporters. “I wasn’t eating all the right stuff … Like Tim Tebow.”
McKnight, who was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and didn’t score a touchdown in 2011.MORE NEWS: Four Reach 20 Points In Heat's Win Over Knicks
Who knows, maybe some Big Macs and chicken nuggets will do the running back some good? Share your thoughts on this awfully strange story below…