Eli Apple is an American football cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.
He played college football at Ohio State, where he helped lead the team to win the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, and was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has also played for the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers.
On March 23, 2021, Apple signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 18 games (regular season and postseason) as a starter in 2021, Apple recorded 49 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a fumble recovery.
Eli Apple Super Bowl Highlights
Eli Apple is trending on various social media platforms, most especially on Twitter after giving up Super Bowl-winning TD.
Eli Apple was mercilessly trolled on Twitter after his team’s 23–20 loss to the Rams in Super Bowl LVI. Apple, who has made plenty of enemies as of late, was attempting to cover Cooper Kupp with a chance to win the Super Bowl and gave up the touchdown with just over a minute to go in regulation.
Kupp went on to finish the game with two touchdowns and was named Super Bowl MVP after the game-winning touchdown. In January, Apple said he hated Giants and Saints fans – two fan bases of his former teams – and continued to trade jabs with them on Twitter.
While with the Giants, Apple’s teammate at the time, Landon Collins, referred to him as a “cancer” in 2017, and he was eventually suspended by the team for a “pattern of behavior that is conduct detrimental to the team.”