‘Mr. Irrelevant’ Tae Crowder will eventually get his parade
New York Giants linebacker Tae Crowder earned the title of “Mr. Irrelevant” after being taken with the 255th and final pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. As a result, a party was to be thrown in his honor as per tradition since 1976.
Unfortunately, the restrictions placed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have prevented such a party from taking place in its usual setting in Newport Beach.
According to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com, Irrelevant Week’s CEO Melanie Fitch says that Crowder’s time will come:
“Mr. Irrelevant will be ‘irrelevant’ until the next draft, so we can celebrate him whenever we can have him,” Fitch said. “We’re standing by.”
Fitch added that his week of fun will be sure to feature the likeness of the Giants’ rookie’s alma mater at Georgia:
“His week will probably encompass a lot of … bulldogs on his lap, ” Fitch said.
“Usually by the time he gets here,” she added, “he knows it’s just all in fun and supportive of him. We want him to make the team. In the meantime, it’s ‘Here’s your 15 minutes of fame.’”
Seventh-round picks are usually seen as a long shot to make the final roster as rookies. Regardless, that has never prevented this exclusive club from honoring its newest member on an annual basis.
Of course, the ongoing pandemic has since forced them to hold off on the week-long party for Crowder and it remains to be seen just how long it will be until both sides can work out a proper time to make it happen. The Giants’ rookie may or may not even be on the team by the time it actually happens.
Regardless, Crowder can take solace in the fact that he has already become a lifelong member of a chapter he did not even know existed.