Baltimore Ravens tight end Nick Boyle suffered a horrific knee injury in late 2020. His last three years have shown a player finally getting back to himself. The initial procedure, which he termed the worst surgery of his life, repaired the meniscus, PCL, MCL, and also fracture damage.
Nick Boyle spent the whole lead-up to the 2021 season rehabbing his knee in hopes to get back to the field. But the extent of his on-field injury and damage meant that he still missed the first nine games of the next season.
Nick Boyle admits that it was the most difficult period of his career. He spent 2021 watching people practice, watching the film, and being in meeting rooms. He says he vowed to try anything he had to do to get out of the situation. It was hard sitting back and watching something of which he had always been an integral part.
Nick Boyle Remains Committed To His Career
Now Nick Boyle has reinvented himself and changed positions. He has sought a new team in his quest to keep playing for the NFL. This move should lengthen his career as he stands on the precipice. His move from tight end to long snapper is a well-planned move and not a gimmick.
Nick Boyle remains committed to his career even at the age of thirty after more than 8 years at the top and with over $23 million in career earnings.
Nick Boyle believes that this move will be less taxing physically for him. He says that he learned it in high school and the last time he long-snapped was when he was in his New Jersey school over a decade ago.
But Nick Boyle got better offers as a tight end for his 200-pound, 6-4 physique. Since the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft, he has been with the Ravens after a successful stint at Delaware in the same position.