Before the 2021 season, not many probably realized that Eli Apple wasn’t still in the National Football League.
The Bengals signed Apple days after their big spending spree on the first day of free agency and despite how it ended, it really worked out for them in their playoff run.
Apple’s last four plays of Super Bowl LVI are up there with the worst sequence of plays in Super Bowl history, as the Los Angeles Rams kept attacking him throughout their winning drive in the 23-20 victory.
After giving up the game winning touchdown, he was mercilessly mocked online. Somebody even created a diss track and video just to troll him.
Days after being the laughing stock to a few NFL players on social media over his performance in Super Bowl LVI, Eli Apple responded to his critics. The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback took to Instagram and posted a message for his doubters.
“All Glory To God For Blessing Me Immensely This Season To Share the Field With The Best Group Of Men I’ve Been Around,” Apple posted. “Truly Grateful To My Teammates, Who Dey Nation, And My Coaches for Embracing Me As Family. Proud of The Rigorous Work We Put In To Make This Season A Special One.
“Y’all ReAwoke A Fire In Me That Will Only Make Me Stronger and I’m Beyond Excited To Unleash That Demon Again to Exponential Levels On Any Opp That Lines Up Across From Me Next Season.”
Apple will certainly have to back up his talk on the field in 2022, especially with all the animosity that’s headed his way.