Tae Crowder had a good rookie season in 2020
With the final selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Tae Crowder and of course with that pick he became “Mr Irrelevant.”
Despite being the last pick, Crowder had a good rookie season and helped the Giants in many ways on defense with numerous players going down with injuries. Now heading into his second season he’s using his nickname as motivation.
“It was really funny because Mr. Irrelevant was actually a thing,” Crowder said in an ESPN interview. “And this is how my whole process has been — just being an underdog and all that and having to overcome a lot of obstacles and get where I wanted to be. . . But it was great to get in that [Mr. Irrelevant] lane and embrace it. I loved it. I still do love it.”
Crowder’s agent would like to turn his client’s nickname around.
“There are ways to market it and maybe turn it around to be ‘Mr. Irrelevant in the past, Mr. Relevant today,’” said Baratz. “As he continues to make a name for himself, plays good football and makes the roster and becomes a leader on that young defense. I don’t think that [label] will leave him any time soon. He’ll use that in a plethora of ways if we can.”
There’s no guarantee that Crowder will make the Giants’ final roster in 2021 with so many guys coming back from injuries as well as new guys coming in via free agency. One thing is for sure though, he should be confident heading into his second season.
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