The Buccaneers have another day before their game against the Giants begins, but one of their rookies still found a way to win Sunday night.
It’s hard to make a name for yourself in the NFL as a rookie, even if you play for a powerhouse like the Buccaneers. If you’re a rookie that goes late in the draft on the third day, the opportunities are even fewer.
Bucs rookie and special teams standout Grant Stuard knows this well. As Mr. Irrelevant in the draft and mostly doing the less than glamorous work during the games, it’s hard to see many fans standing and cheering when he takes the field rather than the likes of Tom Brady or Mike Evans.
Still, players like Stuard have a place on every roster in the league, and Stuard is also proving that he also has a place in the media in the future.
In a bid to capitalize on his status as the last pick in the draft, Stuard took the chance to star in an Uber Eats commercial that will have a lot more people discussing his play from now on.
Like many other Buccaneers players, Stuard has a ton of character, and opportunities like this put that funny side on full display. The commercial cutting right before Stuard had a chance to say his name could seem like a jab, but that clearly isn’t the way he sees it.
Life and football are all about making the most of every chance that you get, and while Stuard isn’t playing any defensive snaps right now, this is still the chance of a lifetime for the scrappy special teamer.
And who knows, maybe this is just the start of a great NFL story.
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