With the 2023 NFL Draft behind us, this year's rookies are already looking ahead to their upcoming NFL careers. But not before a pep talk from a few legends.
Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Tyler Scott was selected with the 133rd pick in the fourth round of the draft. The Cincinnati product was overcome with emotion after watching a surprise video from his idol, former Minnesota Vikings legend Adrian "All Day" Peterson, who is often regarded as one of the best running backs of all time.
Scott, along with other top NFL rookies like Houston Texans QB C.J Stroud, Carolina Panthers QB Bryce Young, Tennessee Titans QB Will Levis and Indianapolis Colts QB Anthony Richardson, were part of a digital documentary by Fanatics for the debut of "The Locker Room."
The players all received personal video messages, which offered heartfelt encouragement to the rookie class, from NFL greats that they grew up watching.
But it was Scott's reaction that resonated with fans the most. After the heartwarming message from Peterson, Scott became visibly emotional.
"It's truly a blessing to be in the position that you're in," Peterson said to Scott in his video message. "Remember this, you get out what you put in."
This quote moved Scott to tears as he shared that it's a quote his father would always tell him. Scott went on to say it "mean[t] a lot."
The players also received signed jerseys from the NFL legends such as Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson Jr., Jerry Rice, Odell Beckham, Jr., Peyton Manning, Eric Dickerson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Rob Gronkowski, Davante Adams, George Kittle, Ray Lewis and Barry Sanders, among others.
On Instagram, Brady wrote that he wished Fanatics had done the same thing during his rookie season, but he quickly joked, "Granted I probably wouldn't have been invited to the shoot."
"I can't wait to watch what these young men do on and off the field this year, and beyond," he continued. "The league is in great hands."
Fanatics will release additional player-specific videos around the start of the season.