Jeremy Shockey – known mostly for thinking he was better than he actually was – is still holding out hope that some misguided franchise has an opening for a self-centered, over-the-hill tight end.
Shockey was a beast at the University of Miami, leading the team with 45 receptions and 604 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in 2001. He was also a Mackey award finalist, second-team All American, and eventually a first round pick of the New York Giants.
In his career he’s won two Super Bowls, although his participation in both is up for debate. With the Giants, Shockey was hurt for the entire playoff run that ended in the massive upset of the 19-0 Patriots. With the Saints, he was plagued with injuries throughout the year but ended up catching the go-ahead touchdown pass against the Colts.
The Saints promptly released Shockey in 2011, and he signed on with the Panthers for one productive season. After once again being released in 2012, Shockey faded into NFL obscurity as most older players eventually do.
But Shockey won’t let the game go.
In true ‘U’ style, Shockey still believes he can be a number one tight end for a team; all he’s waiting for, allegedly, is the right fit.
As he waits, all you have to do is look at his twitter feed to realize this is one weird dude.
According to LarryBrownSports.com, Shockey tweeted this in April of 2013 (though it has since been deleted):
Sex is the best high. It’s better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good. instagram.com/p/Yb2LgGQc-1/
— Jeremy Shockey (@JeremyShockey) April 23, 2013
One person Shockey certainly won’t be sharing such an intimate moment with at the end is his now-estranged wife Daniela Cortazar-Shockey. While in the middle of a messy divorce, Shockey tweeted that picture (which, again, has since been deleted) that showed Cortazar-Shockey’s backside in all it’s glory.
By all accounts it looks like Shockey is living his life after football the same way he lived his life on the field, recklessly.