Cowboys’ Andy Dalton hit by Jon Bostic gets ‘Burfict treatment’ if it was Patrick Mahomes, claims Greg McElroy
People around the NFL believe Jon Bostic of the Washington Football Team deserves far more than just an ejection after his unnecessary hit on Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (formerly of the Bengals) in their Week 7 match. TV analyst Greg McElroy invoked the names of Vontaze Burfict and Patrick Mahomes.
A day after his ejection, it was reported that the 29-year old Jon Bostic will not receive any further sanctions due to his very dangerous hit on the Cowboys’ backup QB.
ESPN’s Greg McElroy chimed in. He believes Jon Bostic coming out of the dirty play with just a meager ejection is mainly because of Dalton’s status as a second-rate QB for Dallas.
“I had a real problem with the hit naturally – and I also had a real big problem with the lack of attention we paid to Jon Bostic and the fact that this hit was absolutely inexcusable,” the former NFL quarterback said (via cincinnati.com). “If this hit would have happened to Tom Brady or Drew Brees or Patrick Mahomes, what would the narrative around it have been? It would have people in the media calling for Jon Bostic to get the Vontaze Burfict treatment and get kicked out of the league.”
Vontaze Burfict, who used to play for the Las Vegas Raiders, was also subject to an ejection after a helmet-to-helmet hit against Indiana Colts’ tight end Jack Doyle. Burflict was then suspended for the rest of the 2019 NFL season and hasn’t been able to make a return to the field since.
Seeing that both plays were a bit similar in nature, Jon Bostic should be letting out a massive sigh of relief that he’s coming out of this controversial play rather unscathed.