Previous to throwing his first NFL landing go on Wednesday within the Ravens‘ recreation in opposition to the Steelers, Hint McSorley was continuously relegated to the inactive record every time Baltimore would play. That every one modified when extenuating circumstances of the Ravens’ COVID-19 outbreak, and Robert Griffin III getting injured mid-game, not solely introduced him into pads that day, but in addition introduced him onto the sector.
For some — be it Penn State followers, or McSorley’s family and friends — it was a momentous event that this third-stringer took the sector. However nobody group gave the impression to be extra enthusiastic about it than NFL followers on TikTok, the place the ex-Penn State star has develop into a little bit of a cult hero.
This recognition existed nicely earlier than McSorley’s debut in opposition to the Steelers. It started when one TikTok consumer mixed a hype music created for McSorley again in 2018 throughout his remaining yr at Penn State with the opening vocals of Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and put that audio over clips of the consumer subbing in McSorley in a “Madden” recreation and dominating.
Others adopted go well with within the pattern of celebrating McSorley and used audio for different hype movies that claimed he was the best quarterback within the NFL / demanded that he begin over reigning MVP Lamar Jackson. It bought to the purpose the place even the NFL’s official account acknowledged the 25-year-old’s recognition — a mere three days after the unique audio was created — in addition to the Ravens’ official account a number of days later.
So naturally, this McSorley-obsessed part of the web exploded in pleasure when McSorley was known as on to return into the sport in opposition to Pittsburgh on Wednesday. He then ended up throwing a landing go to Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. As soon as once more, the NFL’s TikTok account capitalized on this.
As talked about earlier than, excessive health-related circumstances put McSorley on the sector in opposition to the Steelers, so it would not appear doubtless that he’ll be again anytime quickly. However now that the 25-year-old’s ravenous, and very on-line, fanbase has gotten a style of seeing their hero in common season NFL motion, it is arduous to think about that their urge for food will get satiated once more by something aside from one other look in an precise recreation.