Here is the thing, when the bigots stop trying to disappear gay people from culture this won't be an issue. Until then any new group that comes open to gay people it will be news. You see part of celebrity is the fact that people want to know about them and that includes who they love. For decades people had to hide that or lose a lot of support, money, and ability to share their talents. In part because the power of the bigoted voices. Slowly gay people decided they didn't want to hide anymore. This is a good thing for our culture. How many people's talents have we not benefited from because of their sexuality.
For Sam, he is not going to be a great NFL player but his body of work is worth a chance. His one great talent fits with Fisher's defense and if he can bulk up he may be a third and long blitzer. He will likely play on special teams or the practice squad but he is getting a chance because his work in college was good. I was convince after the Combine that he would be a 5-7 rounder and frnakly would not have had a problem if no one took him. But breaking that barrier is a big deal. While there have been gay men on teams before.
But of course the bigotry didn't take long to explode on Twitter and here and you know what that drives the narrative that started threads like this. Now if the next time it is a guy like Andrew Luck who comes out then we will see. My hope is the mini-camp ends the media circus and we see if he can make the team.