Jeremy Shockey is arguably the greatest tight end to every play for the New York Giants. He was drafted by the New York Giants 14th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami. He quickly thrived in the NFL, receiving the inaugural Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award, and being named to the Pro Bowl in four of his first five seasons (2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006). He was one of the focal points in the Giants offensive passing attack.
On July 21, 2008, the Giants agreed to trade Shockey to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for second and fifth-round picks in the 2009 NFL Draft. He attempted to start the relationship with his new team on a good note, telling the Associated Press shortly after that trade, “The Saints have a lot of weapons, starting with Drew Brees, and I look forward to joining my teammates at training camp. This will be a fun year.”
In February of 2011, Shockey was released by the Saints and had a brief stint with the Carolina Panthers. Shortly thereafter, he retired from the NFL.
While Shockey certainly accomplished a lot on the field, his biggest conquest of all time had to be the fact that he somehow convinced model Vida Guerra to date him. Why he never married her is mind boggling. If you’re not familiar with who Vida is, take a look at her videos and pictures below and you’ll think that Shockey is crazy too.
In other NFL news, Sports Illustrated posted a great video on their YouTube page today highlighting Detroit Lions head coach, Dan Campbell. Whether you’re a Lions fan or not, this one is definitely worth watching as Sports Illustrated has dubbed Campbell the most interesting coach in the NFL.