The Arizona Cardinals didn’t believe in Tony Jefferson last offseason if we are being honest.
No one has ever believed in Tony Jefferson since he left Oklahoma and went undrafted, amazingly.
Yet, every year, Jefferson finds a way to prove himself more and more.
Well, Jefferson took to his Instagram in order to explain why people need to stop overlooking him:
I don't ever post ish like this, but man lemme tell you! First they told me I couldn't play at this level & proceeded to believe I was NOT valuable enough to be drafted when I came off an All-American season ? foh ..I was like ok bet lol got into the league , made plays and I haven't stopped , that's just what I do ? The tape will show you.. I swear I'm not lyin that's real shit..some haters wrote me off and readin this like .. welp I tried to tell you ♂️. Don't ever let someone tell you what u can and can not do , YOU are in charge of YOU. Sky is the limit baby ! Straight like that #onmymomma
Jefferson was one of the best safeties in the NFL in 2016 and his work has made him one of the hottest free agents of the offseason.
He is likely to command a solid $6.2 million a season, per the Spotrac market value calculator, which would put him near the top of the league in terms of safety pay.
Yet, for Jefferson, he never will forget the fact he has been overlooked multiple times by the NFL.
He may be getting ready to get paid, but I don’t think that will make a difference in terms his play and the way he views himself.
Maybe that is what makes Jefferson so good.
It will also be great to see Jefferson cash in after all the work he has put in, maybe that will be with the Arizona Cardinals.