'Bachelorette' Suitor Josh Murray Could Win, But Do His Pros Outweigh His Cons?
Did anyone ever question that Bachelorette frontrunner Josh Murray would make it to the final three? ABC's dating show has shown us a fairly well-rounded depiction of the type of person that Josh is. We've seen him on dates, interacting with the other contestants; we've seen him with his family at his baseball themed hometown date; and we've even seen him with his lovely, d'awww-inducing pup Sabel. He's your regular average mega sexy former professional athlete who is sweet, loves his family, quit playing professional sports on his own terms (at least according to him), and really wants to settle down with Andi despite the fact that he could carry on being hot and single for at least another 15 years.
The question is: Now that we've seen all of the different sides of Josh, what do we think about him? Do we question parts of his personality? Is he being 100 percent authentic? Are we, and Andi, being blinded by his movie-star smile and his bulging biceps? I'm not going to lie. Every time he smiles on camera, I feel a bit weak in the knees. I'm sure Andi feels the same way.
But lucky for those on the fence, I've created an in-depth pros and cons list for Josh. You'll have to decide for yourself whether you believe he's the one for Andi or not:
He's Got An Incredible Smile
This one's sort of a pro and con. He has a great smile, but it might be hard to deny him anything when he flashes you those pearly whites.
You don't get abs like that from sitting around watching reruns of Law & Order: SVU. Clearly, Josh takes care of himself and cares about his body. Is anyone else thinking what I'm thinking? Free. personal. trainer.
Josh appears to be a fairly spiritual person and it seems that he is not only thankful for the things he has, but doesn't dwell on the things he lacks. If Andi were to choose Josh — which let's be real, she's totally going to — you can bet everything that Josh will be grateful and appreciative of her decision.
He's a Smartie
According to Josh's LinkedIn, he attended the University of Florida from 2004-2006. He also attended the University of Tampa from 2007-2008, where he dabbled in Entrepreneurial Studies. Lastly, he went to the University of Georgia from 2009-2010 and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
He's a Family Man
He works hard.
Sure the Geico gecko is cute, but can he keep you warm at night? I don't think so. He can only really help you with auto insurance, but Josh, on the other hand, can help with insurance and the cuddling part.
He Was a Pro Athlete (Swoon).
After five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, Josh decided to hang up his cleats and go back to school. But it would still be pretty cool to date a former professional athlete, amirite?
To say they had the voices of angels would be like saying Donald Trump's comb-over was attractive.
He's Not a Fame-Hunter
No Snapchat for you, random strangers.
He's Not Bitter Or Jealous
He supports his pro football player brother, Aaron Murray, despite his own lack of pro sports success.
And now for the Cons:
He Gave Up Too Soon
Even though it was Josh's decision to leave the major leagues, he never reached his full potential in terms of his baseball career. His baseball average wasn't exactly stellar, but who knows what he could have accomplished had he stuck with it? He'll never know what could've been and that sort of thing can eat away at a person.
He Always Says The Right Thing
Josh always has a compliment or an excuse waiting on the tip of his tongue. He knows the right thing to say and exactly when to say it. You've got to look out for people like that. He's definitely a bit of a smooth operator.
He Was So Upset About the Lie Detector Test
Josh fell right into the trap that Andi and ABC set this season when they revealed the lie detector test group date. Sure, some of the other guys were nervous, but no one was more vocal about his reluctance than Josh. Andi ripped up the lie detector results for the guys in the end, but part of me wonders if Josh actually was hiding something.
He's Such a Momma's Boy
If Josh's mother ever found a reason to not like Andi, you can bet Josh would kick her to the curb in a heartbeat. When it comes to making a man choose between his woman and his momma, well, let's just say you don't want to make him choose.
He's Not Exactly Watching His Carbon Footprint
A Hummer? Really, Josh? You might as well just kill all of the polar bears with your bare hands.
Though Josh doesn't friend randos, and we do applaud him for that, let us not forget about the report that Andi isn't his top Snapchat BFF. Can you guess who is? Apparently Josh's number one is his ex-girlfriend, if we're to believe that salacious and silly gossip. I will give Josh the benefit of the doubt, but this doesn't look great. And if there's one thing I know about Snapchat, it's that I'd be pretty concerned if my boyfriend was snapchatting his ex at all, let alone more often than he snapchats me.
He's a Sore Loser
During the basketball group date in Connecticut, we got to see a side of Josh we rarely see when his team lost the game. He pouted and basically whined into the cameras. It seems he lives by the words of the immortal Ricky Bobby:
Now that the competition is coming to a close, it's up to Andi to decide whether the pros outweigh the cons for Josh. He's a sweet, caring, driven, and funny individual who I'm sure would make a great boyfriend and husband. I'll be honest though, I can't help but wonder about his reaction to the lie detector test, and even the suggestion of him snapchatting his ex has me riled. Still, if I were Andi, I'd probably give him the final rose. It's not like I'd let Nick "Villain Eyebrows" Viall get down on one knee, okay?
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