Eagles running back becomes first dual-sport NFL and professional Rocket League player
Yesterday, Eagles running back Boston Scott made history, becoming the first NFL player to also be a professional “Rocket League” eSports player. Scott signed with Dignitas RL. However, the eSports team seems to just be using our favorite running back.
For those who don’t know, Rocket League is a video game where you play three on three soccer as cars. It’s pretty straightforward that’s fun to play. I’ve checked it out before, but I am downright horrible, like most other things. I’ll stick to Halo for the time being.
Based on statements from “eSports Insider”. Scott will be the team’s fourth player and will be treated almost as the ugly stepchild. He’ll be able to create content for the team, but it’s “foolish to think Boston Scott will play for Dignitas in every game.” Let Might Mouse get a fair shot.
What is there to gain from Scott to just be trotted around like Drake on the Kentucky basketball team? My guess is they’re paying him a pretty penny, because going from NFL player to eSports cameraman doesn’t sound thrilling.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Scott has obtained “Grand Champion” status and is ranked in the top .52% of players, which places him at roughly 31,000 out of 6 million players. These games often take an insane amount of time to be ranked so highly. People from China, the United States, and others spend their entire days playing this game, so I don’t know how Scott has the time to do it in between football.
The Eagles have a tremendous running back to professional eSports pipeline. Last year, former Eagles RB Jay Ajayi joined the Philadelphia Union as part of their eSports, FIFA team. Ajayi was unfortunately horrible, starting 0-9 and losing each of those games roughly 6-0.
Scott is currently a free agent but had a big role with the Eagles in 2021 and should certainly find himself back into the fold next season. Let’s hope his eSports career gets off to a far better start than his former teammates.
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