Dolphins Player Wants to be a Part-Time Uber Driver

A.J. Francis
A.J. Francis
via NFL

It's offseason for the NFL, and at least one Miami Dolphins player is trying to get a summer job. Defensive tackle A.J. Francis announced on Twitter yesterday that he had applied to be an Uber driver, apparently so he could spend his free time being productive. Apparently he won't mind being pestered by backseat drivers any more than Monday morning quarterbacks.

According to Over The Cap, Francis made a base salary last year of $318,000 and is set to make $510,000 next season. That's a nice salary (though not superstar money), so apparently some of his followers wondered why he needed the extra income. 

Francis is originally from Washington, D.C. and played college football at Maryland. Though, he replied to a follower that if he got accepted that he would be driving down here in South Florida.

Francis was signed by the Dolphins after going undrafted in 2013. He then wound up for a short time as part of the New England Patriot's practice squad before becoming a full fledged member of the Dolphins in the middle of the 2013 season. 

The Tweets were soon picked up by Time magazine, but Francis took some issue with their tone apparently.

Francis tried to make the best out of the publicity and try to get Uber to fast pass his application.

And he tried one more time to explain why he wanted to drive an Uber in the first place.

Of course, if this all works out you could find yourself someday soon picked up by a Miami Dolphins player after ordering an Uber. In any event, you should probably go and follow Francis on Twitter. Seems like a fun time.


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