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Former NFL quarterback trolls himself in pitch to the XFL

Vincent Frank
Courtesy of USA Today

It’s official. The XFL will return for the 2020 season. Only this time, the previously second-rate league will be gimmick free. That was made clear on Thursday when the league announced that Johnny Manziel would not be eligible to play.

One former NFL player that would like an opportunity to play in the XFL is none other than Jared Lorenzen, who took to Twitter as a way to shade himself while offering his services up to the new league.

And it’s all sorts of grand.

“He ate me.”

This is an obvious reference to former XFL player Rod Smart, who went by the name “He Hate Me” during his time in the league.

The last time we checked in on Lorenzen following his career with the Giants, the former Kentucky product was wearing a few extra pounds in a semi-pro league. He also just recently offered his services up to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well.

Lorenzen’sĀ self-deprecating humor is a nice change up in a sports world that it seems everyone takes themselves a bit too seriously. Well done, Wildcat.