Saturday afternoon, St. John's University (Minnesota) offensive lineman Ben Bartch became the first player from his school since 1974 to be selected in the NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars used a fourth-round pick to draft Bartch and celebrated by posting his nickname. The team revealed that the "Smoothie King" is heading to Duval County.
This nickname gained traction during the NFL Scouting Combine in February. Bartch spoke with NFL Network's Colleen Wolfe and revealed that he had to gain a massive amount of weight ahead of the NFL Draft, which he did with a smoothie. This drink included a jaw-dropping ingredient list that disgusted many and intrigued others. Bartch's smoothie included seven eggs, a large tub of cottage cheese, some grits, some peanut butter, a banana and Gatorade.
What would be your price to drink this? pic.twitter.com/jSSUWOWYoj— James (@JamesDGrambo) April 25, 2020
When fans witnessed this concoction, they responded with a variety of comments. Several were disgusted due to cottage cheese playing a major role. Others simply made jokes about the taste of this drink. They didn't exactly understand how Gatorade would pair well with the other ingredients.
While many of the fans were conflicted about the taste of this smoothie, they were unified in their confusion about Bartch's strategy. The former tight end needed to bulk up prior to the NFL Draft, so why didn't he just eat pizza? This would have been a tastier option, in their opinion.
I would probably throw up because of the cottage cheese— Lil Duncan Robinson Nickname Sheen :) (@mffl13) April 25, 2020
OT Ben Bartch.. the smoothie king who gained 59 lbs by chugging a ghastly concoction of 7 eggs cottage cheese grits peanut butter banana and Gatorade every morning at 5:00AM.. just became the 1st St Johns Minnesota player drafted since 1974— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 25, 2020
I can't get over how wild this timeline transformation is for Ben Bartch no matter how many times I see it pic.twitter.com/UXqCXjcIAK— Ben Linsey (@PFF_Linsey) April 25, 2020
If new Jacksonville OL Ben Bartch ate 7 eggs every morning for breakfast that means he was eating 2,555 eggs (or almost 213 dozen) annually.
At roughly 250 eggs laid per year per chicken, Bartch personally needed more than 10 chickens laying eggs all year long to feed his diet.— Mike Gegenheimer (@Mike_Gegs) April 25, 2020
Why did this guy have to drink this gross smoothie every day? Couldn't he just eat a ton of pizza like the rest of us to gain weight? (Apparently I can no longer spell)— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) April 25, 2020
My hot take of the day:
Ben Bartch’s smoothie doesn’t look/sound disgusting and I would absolutely try it.— Jack Kopanski 🦚 (@Jack_Kopanski) April 25, 2020
Disgusting 💀. Jags select 'Smoothie King' Ben Bartch, who gained 60 pounds drinking this unique concoction https://t.co/GVg1Oiev9Z— Bukeyz (@bombsheII) April 25, 2020
I couldve given you my diet and you still woulda gained 60 lbs eating tasty meals.. what is this.. 😷
Jags select 'Smoothie King' Ben Bartch, who gained 60 pounds drinking this unique concoction https://t.co/pYcNgant5m— John Kennedy (@John_Cashel) April 25, 2020
Jaguars play the Chargers at SoFi stadium in 2020 and you already know that I am gonna be there rocking a Ben Bartch Jags jersey there @Jaguars. Also, might drink a smoothie that morning as a tribute. #LFG #smoothieking— Jayluey (@jaylukes08) April 25, 2020
Ben Bartch probably yells "SHOENICE" before chugging that disgusting smoothie.— Neil (@NeiliusPrime) April 25, 2020
Luke Bryan is the sonic equivalent of that Ben Bartch smoothie. #NFLDraft— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) April 25, 2020
Ben... Ben Bartch... you did not “need” to drink that... no one “needs” to drink that. pic.twitter.com/O5ZbSObu4m— Bring Back The Buzz (@BringBackTheBuz) April 25, 2020
Ben Bartch's tragic draft story is having to drink this every day pic.twitter.com/4Y7AGknFPu— Pick Six Podcast (@picksixpod) April 25, 2020