Caleb Farley, a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans, has had a divisive and injury-plagued start to his NFL career, and that has continued into 2022 as Farley now appears likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Due to his terrible physical issue history, which keeps piling up, many Titans fans empathise with the former first-round pick.
Given that the warnings have been there since his days as a Virginia Tech Hokie, some people aren’t as considerate of the situation.
Although injuries are always difficult to predict, Farley had already sustained rather significant damage to his body before being released from the NFL, which is particularly obvious with relation to his back.
Farley appeared to be a cornerback with a rare combination of size and speed before a bothersome back problem ended his fantastic university campaign in 2019.
Despite the fact that he opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns about the coronavirus, another back issue developed during the pre-draft process. This undoubtedly scared off some teams from signing him right away, but the Titans weren’t one of them.
Additionally, the previous Hokie had two separate surgeries on the upper leg tendon within a five-year period.
The back problem has sadly returned as a herniated plate. The North Carolina native has been placed on the injured saves list for roughly the next four games due to this most recent illness.
Despite the never-ending barricades, Farley seems to be in terrific shape.
It’s just over when you quit, I need to sparkle again, the Virginia Tech item wrote in the caption of a few photos that were posted on Instagram.
A screen grab of a conversation he had with someone he names “Mom Faye” is also remembered for the pictures.
The 24-year-old is being prodded to consider rumours about retirement and life beyond football during what seems to be a talk with a worried relative or friend.
In any case, Farley makes it abundantly clear during the conversation that he has no intention of giving up his dream of playing football anytime soon.
It’s impossible to predict how the football career of the once significantly promoted cornerback will turn out, but overall he seems to be in the right frame of mind to start doing well.
But from the perspective of a Titans fan, it’s more than legitimate to be a little apprehensive about whether the talented cornerback will ever reach his full potential.
Farley only played 99 guard plays and 74 in exceptional groupings through nine games prior to his most recent IR break, but he battled valiantly on defence.
Only time will tell how this turns out, but with every season that the previous first-round pick misses due to injury, tolerance and opportunity simply decrease.