New York Giants rookie Eli Apple’s mother, Annie Apple, has been hired by ESPN as a contributor to the Sunday NFL Countdown show, the network announced Monday.
Apple came to fame while her son was going through the NFL draft with a series of fresh, provocative tweets. After the draft, Apple wrote a widely circulated first-person column for SI.com about her draft experience. She then traveled to ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Conn. to appear on “His & Hers” and NFL Live.
“Annie caught our attention during the NFL Draft, and when we met her in-person at ESPN, we were blown away by her relatability, her sense of humor and just how unafraid she is to speak her mind,” said Seth Markman, senior coordinating producer for ESPN’s NFL studio shows. “Annie brings a very unique perspective as the mother of a current NFL player and as a fan, and we look forward to exploring a variety of different story ideas with her on Sunday NFL Countdown.”
Eli Apple was drafted by the Giants with the No. 10 pick in the 2016 draft out of Ohio State.