Michael Sam, the under-qualified, undersized, slow, weak, mediocre player from the University of Missouri got drafted because he was gay. He was cut from the St. Louis Rams because he wasn’t good enough.
The NFL couldn’t have that so they went around the league begging teams to take him on their practice squad.
Jerry Jones eventually figured he could make a couple of bucks on jersey sales and took him on, also figuring that the league now owed him a favor.
Before I go any further, let’s get to Sam’s qualifications first, just so you don’t think this is some subjective viewing.
Michael Sam runs a slow 4.91 forty yard dash.
Michael Sam can only bench press 225 lbs 17 times.
Michael Sam runs the three cone drill in an interminable 7.8 seconds.