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NFL Media Blitz: Where to Read About Your Favorite QBs

Earlier this week, Green Bay Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers criticized Mark Sanchez’s recent spread in GQ, calling it “embarrassing.”  While it’s likely that Rodgers is simply jealous of Sanchez’s Latin flair and boyish good looks, it reminded us that many NFL stars are currently featured in the glossy pages of a variety of publications, as we get set to start the much-anticipated 2011-2012 NFL campaign.

EJSIC, with its numerous news and entertainment contacts, has obtained a list of upcoming magazine stories, covers or photo spreads featuring some of your favorite NFL quarterbacks.

While we are unable to share the cover images with you at this time due to legal concerns, we can at least shed some light on what you may look forward to finding on a newsstand near you.

Carson Palmer

The former Cincinnati Bengal invites AARP the Magazine reporter Meredith Jensen into his luxury Winnebago for an intimate interview, as well as an early bird dinner.  The article includes beautiful panoramic views of his new ranch-style home in Boca Raton (“we recently decided to downsize and get things all on one level”, Palmer explained), as well as postcards from his recent visits to the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls.

Jay Cutler

The Chicago Bears field general opens up to Redbook on a wide range of topics, including dealing with emotional fatigue, finding life/career balance, and clearing up those troublesome yeast infections.

Terrelle Pryor

The Oakland Raider rookie and controversial former Ohio State Buckeye talks with Inked writers about the value (both emotional and economic) of a finely-crafted piece of custom body art.  The high-res photos are a must-see.  (Editor’s note: we are hearing rumors about a similar piece forthcoming in Motor Trend.  Check back with EJSIC later this season.)

Michael Vick 

In an unusual joint effort, Dog Fancy and KO editors sit down with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick for an eye-opening look at the parallels between purebred dog ownership and competitive fighting. 

Ben Roethlisberger

Sure, he’s led his team to two Super Bowl victories, but Ben Roethlisberger is also quite accomplished off the field.  As evidence of his many various hobbies and interests, he is featured in two very different publications in coming weeks.  Roethlisberger has contributed a very illuminative motorcycle safety piece for Cycle World.  Additionally, he has also revisited one of his favorite topics: impressionable young sluts.  Barely Legal will be introducing its new guest column “Big Ben Strikes Again” in November.

Philip Rivers

I bet you already knew Philip Rivers was one of the league’s most highly-paid quarterbacks, leading the San Diego Chargers to several impressive regular season records.  But what you might not know is he is also an avid snow sports enthusiast.  Rivers recently told Snowboard Magazine, “The NFL season usually ends in early January – at the latest – so I typically am able to get in a good eight or nine weeks of shredding.  It really helps re-balance me and get me ready for another great fifteen or sixteen weeks of football.”

Tim Tebow

In easily the most awkward interview of this young NFL season, Denver Broncos backup quarterback and two-time college champ Tim Tebow was interviewed by Perfect 10.  “I’ll be honest; I thought this was some sort of magazine aimed at perfectionists and those who seek to be the best they can be,” an embarrassed Tebow said a couple of minutes into his interview with Chesty Gobblecock.  Tebow joked that he “might need a new publicist after [the interview].”  Ever a trooper, the good-natured Tebow went through with the interview, eventually convincing Gobblecock to reconsider her chosen profession, and even inspiring her to enroll in a local paralegal program.

Cam Newton

The Carolina Panthers rookie recently sat down with Kiplinger’s Personal Finance to share investment advice.  Kiplinger’s investment editor Charles Pendleton told EJSIC, “Mr. Newton was inspiring, and I think our subscribers will derive immense value from his advice.  This remarkable young man was able to turn $200,000 into $22 million in less than a year.  Simply outstanding.”