Tiki spoke on his daily WFAN show, ‘Tiki and Tierney’
The quarterback has taken it in stride, subtly poking fun at the Twitter drama surrounding him while focusing on football.
Meanwhile, New York media members need to find something to talk about. Wilson has provided some fodder.
So when ex-New York Giants RB Tiki Barber decided to put in his two cents on his WFAN show, ‘Tiki and Tierney,’ it should have surprised no one.
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Tiki started by saying, “Isn’t the narrative what we pay attention to? And the narrative around Zach Wilson is that he’s hanging out at, you know, the Rangers games, he’s at the Yankees game… he’s everywhere!”
Barber continued to talk about the current drama surrounding Wilson, saying, “I almost feel like it’s intentional, like he’s putting himself out there intentionally to build his brand, just like all of these young players who come into any sport, it’s what they do.”
Tiki criticized Wilson, saying that the narrative has shifted from his football work ethic.
If that’s the best you can come up with to get in your shots at the Jets, Tiki, you’ve got to up your game.
Wilson joins the countless other professional athletes who have taken in a ballgame during their free time. That includes current New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley, who threw out the first pitch at a Yankees game shortly after the Giants drafted him at No. 2 overall.
If Wilson is trying to build his brand, he is no different than Barber’s former QB, Eli Manning. Eli also took in ballgames and did SportsCenter commercials. Manning even forced a trade from San Diego to New York because of his brand.
Meanwhile, Tiki completely ignores the fact that Wilson traveled all over the country to work with his receivers, attended Tight End University to build chemistry with his guys, and, most recently, spent time with the Jets offense at an Idaho ranch to practice together.
I don’t know what narrative you’re selling, Tiki, but Jets fans aren’t buying it.