How would you like to receive the following tweet? You should let all the fans you let down crucify you. How would you handle that? That’s a tweet Andrew Maxwell received during his time quarterbacking the Michigan State Spartans football team.
Andrew Maxwell compiled an impressive career as Michigan State University’s quarterback, his biggest season coming as the starter in 2012. Maxwell finished his MSU career with 3014 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and a 105.5 quarterback rating in 26 total games played. After going undrafted, he had tryouts with the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots in 2014.
In this interview, Andrew and Noah Filipiak discuss what it was like emotionally for Andrew to be benched in Michigan State’s bowl game in favor of Connor Cook, what that off-season was like, and what it was like to be benched again his senior season. Noah and Andrew discuss all the ways we find our identity in things other than who we are in Christ, football a primary culprit of this in Andrew’s life, the hard lessons God has taught him about trusting God, as well as why fans say such awful things toward players.
Resources mentioned in the interview:
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