Eli Apple doesn’t have many fans around the league, especially in New York where Apple began his NFL career.
Former Giants’ linebacker Jonathan Casillas recently appeared on a live recording of the New York Post’s “Blue Rush Podcast” and spoke about his time with the Big Blue. Casillas spoke candidly about his ex-teammate and former Giants cornerback Eli Apple, as well as the tension that he created with his teammates.
“He did some stuff that was very detrimental to the team,” Casillas said. “He should have been suspended earlier in the season because he was doing things over and over again in practice and in games that were like — bro what are you doing?”
Casillas mentioned that Apple, the Giant’s first-round pick in the 2016 draft, stopped running on plays both during practice and games, and insisted that he spoke with Apple about his lack of effort.
Casillas didn’t stop there, he took it a step further by calling Apple a “brat” who was a “young kid trying to play in a grown man’s league and didn’t know what he was doing and he always had his mom around.”
The New York Giants selected Apple with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was traded to the New Orleans Saints in 2018 before signing with the Cincinnati Bengals 2021.