Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle extraordinaire Tristan Wirfs is now the latest champion of the 2020 Super Bowl Buccaneers roster (that’s going for two in 2021) to get some new body ink to commemorate the occasion.
ESPN’s Jenna Laine shared a video of the tattoo on Twitter via the tattoo artist Anthony Jolon’s Instagram account. Generally, a simple photo would suffice to show off a tattoo but this one is a sleeve so we need the full look. You can check it out below:
Simply phenomenal stuff.
Suffice to say it appears that Wirfs hopes to stay in Tampa for a while. Otherwise, that tattoo might come across as a little awkward. Buccaneers fans are certainly hoping he sticks around as well.
Entering his sophomore season, Wirfs is already arguably the best right tackle in the entire NFL. Wirfs reward the Buccaneers for making him the 13th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with a rookie season for the ages. Wirfs committed only three penalties the entire year and gave up a single sack. Wirfs only committed one of those penalties after week five. As a rookie, Wirfs stood out in other ways too. He completely shut down Cameron Jordan, only allowing a single quarterback pressure to Jordan IN HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL GAME. The NFL will probably never give the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award to an offensive lineman, but that aside Wirfs was still snubbed. He was certainly snubbed for the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams at the very least.
The best part about Wirf’s new tattoo is that the aforementioned Jordan and (along with other pass rushers) will have to stare at it the entire season and beyond. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. The sky is the limit for Wirfs, and after his remarkable rookie season, it’s safe to say that he’s already airborne. Here’s to hoping that the 2021 season gives Wirfs reason to get another tattoo.