Will Levis Gets Classy Tweet From Jets Star After Long Night Not Getting Drafted

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New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner tried to lift up former Kentucky quarterback Will Levis, as the NFL prospect fell out of the first round on Thursday night, even as he was rumored to be a top-five pick.

The broadcast cameras panned to Levis throughout the night as optimism that he would be selected in the first round waned. Gardner came to the aid of Levis on Twitter.

Sauce Gardner #1 of the New York Jets reacts prior to an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on December 22, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Will Levis… God makes no mistakes. You will be great,” Gardner’s classy tweet read.

There were three quarterbacks taken within the first four picks of the draft. The Carolina Panthers took Bryce Young, Houston Texans selected C.J. Stroud and the Indianapolis Colts took Anthony Richardson. No other quarterbacks were selected in the first round.

Will Levis' green room
A detail shot of a Will Levis football next to a telephone in the green room backstage during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station on April 27, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

Will Levis Reddit Rumor

Making matters more complicated, a Reddit rumor appeared earlier in the week which said Will Levis was telling friends and family he was going to be picked by the Panthers. It moved the betting markets to favor Levis as a 400-1 shot to be taken No. 1 instead of 4000-1 in which he was originally projected.

He downplayed the rumor.

“All I’ve said is don’t believe everything you read on the internet,” he said on Wednesday.

ESPN reported one team considered a toe injury Levis suffered in his final season at Kentucky to be “problematic.” Another team reportedly believed a discussion about surgery could’ve been had. Levis apparently disagreed with those assessments.

KANSAS CITY, MO – APRIL 27: Will Levis waits to be drafted in the green room backstage during the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station on April 27, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

In his two full seasons as Kentucky’s quarterback (24 games), Levis threw for 5,232 yards, 33 touchdowns and 23 interceptions with a 65.7 completion percentage.

Written by Ryan Gaydos

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