When former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple was drafted by the New York Giants with the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, it didn’t take long for his mother to make headlines of her own. You may remember hearing about her when she tweeted about thirsty girls sliding into her son’s DMs, or when Roger Goodell sent her brownies after she complained about the lack of desserts served at the draft.
Since then, Annie Apple has received plenty of attention both on and offline. She’s appeared on a variety of programs to discuss her son’s journey to the NFL, and her unique and outgoing personality has now apparently scored her a job with ESPN.
Annie Apple, the mother of New York Giants 2016 first round pick Eli Apple, is joining ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown this fall as a contributor. Beginning in September, she will offer player profiles and other stories for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown pregame show.
Apple, who writes her own blog Survivin America: Making It Through with Humor and Hope, burst on the national scene during the recent NFL Draft when she took to social media to offer her candid opinions about the draft, her son and anything else on her mind.
“Annie caught our attention during the NFL Draft and when we met with her in-person at ESPN we were blown away by her relatability, her sense of humor and just how unafraid she is to speak her mind,” said Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s NFL studio shows. “Annie brings a very unique perspective as the mother of a current NFL player and as a fan, and we look forward to exploring a variety of different story ideas with her on Sunday NFL Countdown.”
Apple celebrated the news by taking to Twitter and immediately making a joke about the Kardashians. She’s off to a blazing hot start.
She also wanted to clear up any confusion about why she was hired.
Something tells me this is going to be fun.