Updated: May 29, 2020
Would you expect anything less from former Steelers QB Charlie Batch to go on and change his name to “John Legend”, date a supermodel and be named the Sexiest Man Alive?
I’ll be the first to admit that I took Batch for granted when we has riding the pine on the Steelers sidelines. That guy was one of the greatest backup quarterbacks of all time. I’d take him any day over Mason Rudolph or Duck Hodges, and the fact that he’s a local legend is just gravy on top.
It turns out we might be on to something here, and John Legend (or is it Charlie Batch?) was tweeting about himself last night in response to a video Batch posted online. Could Legend’s Twitter be a Charlie Batch burner account?
Is it possible that this is just Charlie Batch trying to throw us off his trail? Has anyone actually seen Batch since his last appearance at Heinz Field? I know I saw John Legend in a superbowl commercial and immediately had a flashback to 2005 when Batch went 2-0 as a fill-in for Big Ben. Remember that?
Batch came in mid-season to replace the injured Roethlisberger and won two straight for us, keeping us in playoff contention. Oh yeah — and we went on to win the Super Bowl that season. So you can basically thank Charlie Batch for getting us “One For The Thumb”.
One mistake Charlie made with his new identity was the super obvious name change. It’s like he thought he would roll with John Doe, but realized “Legend” was more appropriate — which I agree with. Seriously though, what kind of name is “John Legend”? Clearly fake. Clearly he’s Charlie Batch.