Ex-NY Giants QB nicknamed Pillsbury Throw Boy is now 500lb

Ex-Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen - once nicknamed the 'Pillsbury Throwboy' for his impressive girth - has almost doubled in size since his NFL days.

Lorenzen, 36, played for the Giants from 2004-2008 as backup quarterback for Eli Manning, and weighed 285 pounds when he left the NFL.

Since then, the player's weight has ballooned to more than 500 pounds. But Lorenzen has vowed to lose the excess weight - and he's hoping his fans will join him on his journey through his Facebook page

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Nine years, Jared Lorenzen was a Giants quarterback weighing 285lbs (pictured)

Now Lorenzen (pictured today) weighs 502.8lbs - but he plans to work the weight off

In nine years, Jared Lorenzen went from a Giants quarterback weighing 285lbs (left) to weighing 502.8lbs (right). Now he plans to work the weight off

Lorenzen was dropped from the Giants in 2008, and picked up by the Colts but cut that year. He hadn't touched scales for nine years until he was recorded in a new documentary series

Lorenzen was dropped from the Giants in 2008, and picked up by the Colts but cut that year. He hadn't touched scales for nine years until he was recorded in a new documentary series

Speaking in a trailer video for his 'project,' Lorenzen remarked on his morbid obesity.

'Right now, if I didn't wake up tomorrow, it wouldn't be a shock to many people,' he said, before mimicking an imaginary fan.

'"Well, yeah, you know, look how big he is? Damn."'

In the trailer, Lorenzen can be seen stepping up to a weighing machine for the first time since 2008, when he was signed up by the Colts but then cut from the roster.

According to the electronic scales, he weighs 502.8 pounds. 

'I was never made to eat vegetables, you know, if you didn't like 'em you picked 'em out. So my vegetables were potatoes and mac 'n' cheese.'

He lost 20 pounds in order to make the cut in school, he says - but then got a plate full of brownies from his parents as a reward. 

Lorenzen's weight wasn't a problem early in his game, and he made good contributions to the team - even as he acquired names like 'The Pillsbury Throwboy' and 'the Hefty Lefty'.

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