INDIANAPOLIS — Ask a player what they think about playing for a certain team, and you’ll get the same answer every time.

“I would love to play for ______.”

Ask a player to just blurt out the first thing they think of about every team, and the answers are a bit more honest and funny.

We did just that when talking to multiple prospects at the combine on Friday. Here are the results.

Denver Broncos

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Cold.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Peyton Manning.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“My grandpa.” (Former Broncos quarterback Frank Tripuka.)

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“John Elway.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Peyton Manning.”

Arizona Cardinals

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Amazing Weather.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Byron Leftwich. My guy.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Grass indoors.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Larry Fitzgerald.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Bird.”

Chicago Bears

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Cold.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Chi-Raq”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Windy.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Mitch Trubisky.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Windy.”

Green Bay Packers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Great quarterback.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“The GOAT. Aaron Rodgers.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Cold. See this is how a specialist thinks. Weather conditions.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Cheesehead.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Cold.”

New York Giants

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Fashion.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Odell.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Hmm. I don’t know, man.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Odell.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Big Apple.”

Detroit Lions

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Indoor stadium.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“8 Mile.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I always think of Calvin Johnson.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Calvin Johnson.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Eminem.”

Washington Redskins

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Back home.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Was Kirk Cousins. I’m a big Kirk Cousins guy.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Man. I don’t know. This is tough.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Kirk Cousins.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“D.C.”

Philadelphia Eagles

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Super Bowl champs.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Super Bowl champs.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I always think of our old kicker, Taylor Bertolet; he was a big Eagles fan.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Champs. Super Bowl champs.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Kevin Hart.”

Pittsburgh Steelers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“That was my favorite team growing up.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“That’s not fair. There’s too many. You know, Big Ben.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Big Ben.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“James Conner.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Antonio Brown.”

Los Angeles Rams

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Kobe Bryant. I’m a big Kobe fan.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Also young. Ready to come up.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Johnny Hekker.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Aaron Donald.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Beautiful city.”

San Francisco 49ers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Great weather.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Jimmy G.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Steve Young.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Levi’s Stadium.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Louis Murphy.”

Cleveland Browns

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“LeBron James.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Young.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Miles. My man, Miles [Garrett] there.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Orange.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Cold.”

Indianapolis Colts

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“I still think of Peyton Manning.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Peyton Manning.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Peyton Manning.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Andrew Luck.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Marlon Mack.”

Dallas Cowboys

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“America’s team.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Also a dynasty.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Home for me.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Dak Prescott.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Love the stadium.”

Kansas City Chiefs

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“I think they’re a good team.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Andy Reid. Megamind.

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Man. I don’t know. That’s a tough one.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Tyreek Hill.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Alex Smith.”

Los Angeles Chargers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“LT.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Oh. That’s a new one. I’d have to go with Phillip Rivers.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Getting to watch LT play there. That was cool.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Phillip Rivers.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Beautiful place.”

New York Jets

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Bright lights. New York City.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“A quarterback away.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Team I grew up being a fan of. I was a huge Jets fan growing up.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Green and White.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Big Apple.”

New England Patriots

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Probably the best franchise of all time.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Success. Dynasty.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Now I don’t have a problem with them. But growing up as a Jets fan they were always killing us.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Tom Brady.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Tom Brady.”

Oakland Raiders

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Aren’t they moving to Vegas?”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Oh my gosh. Derek Carr. That’s my guy right there.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Ray Guy.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Silver and Black.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Marshawn Lynch.”

Tennessee Titans

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“They’re an intriguing team.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Great city.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I don’t know.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Mariota.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“I don’t know anything about Tennesse. I don’t know. Baby blue.”

Buffalo Bills

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Really, really cold. Like, haven’t they had snow games the last couple years?”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Jim Kelly.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“The other New York team.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Snow.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Miserably cold.”

Minnesota Vikings

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“I think of Stefon Diggs, that’s one of my favorite players.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Dad’s favorite team.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Loud. The fans are always doing the chants and everything.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Skol.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Playoff football.”

Atlanta Falcons

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Julio.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Matty Ice.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Matt Ryan. I was a big Boston College fan growing up. My parents went to school there.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Julio Jones.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Dirty Bird.”

Miami Dolphins

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Amazing weather. I’ve actually been training in South Florida. Really, really nice weather.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Family’s home town.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Nice and sunny.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Hot.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Hot.”

New Orleans Saints

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“I like them a lot. Drew Brees is probably my favorite quarterback. How they run, their offense is really exciting to see.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“One of the greatest of all time. Drew Brees.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Crazy, man. Energetic fans.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Drew Brees.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Crawfish.”

Cincinnati Bengals

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Ochocinco.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Oh, that’s Andy D. That’s my guy.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I don’t know.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Tyler Boyd.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Ochocinco.”

Seattle Seahawks

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Defense.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Russell Wilson.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Rainy and cold.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Russell Wilson.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Cold and rainy.”

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Good wideouts.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Hometown.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I played on the Buccaneers when I was little.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Jameis Winston.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Home.”

Carolina Panthers

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“That’s back home, too. A lot of people don’t know, but I was born in Charlotte and loved there until I was like 11. Cam and Cam would be kind of cool.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Cam Newton.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“We had a tough experience there this year. That was where we had our bowl game.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Cam Newton.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Cam.”

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“Great defense.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Duval.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Nice.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Warm.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Duval.”

Baltimore Ravens

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“My favorite team’s rivals.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Joe Flacco.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“I don’t know. That’s another tough one.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“Bobby Engram.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“Ray Lewis.”

Houston Texans

Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech

“I like them a lot. Young quarterback. We actually played him, Deshaun Watson, in the ACC Championship and he, like, tore us apart. Texas, amazing weather again.”

Chase Litton, QB, Marshall

“Deshaun Watson.”

Shane Tripuka, P, Texas A&M

“Shane Lechler.”

Jester Weah, WR, Pitt

“DeAndre Hopkins.”

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, USF

“H-Town.”

Ryan Koenigsberg
Author

Ryan is the co-founder of BSN Denver and a full-time Broncos beat reporter for the network. As a double major in journalism and communication from the University of Colorado, he helped launch BSN Denver back in 2015. You can also listen to him every day on the BSN Broncos podcast.

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