DeShon Elliott hasn't even been with the Dolphins for two weeks and he might already be the least popular player on the team.
The safety saw his popularity crash with Dolphins fans on Monday after he tried to recruit Lamar Jackson to Miami. The Ravens quarterback surprised everyone around the NFL on Monday morning when he revealed on Twitter that he wants out of Baltimore.
Elliott responded to the news by telling Jackson to #ComeToTheDolphins.
As Elliott found out the hard way, Dolphins fans do NOT like when anyone tries to recruit any other quarterbacks to Miami. Dolphins fans are very sensitive about their quarterback situation and they ripped Elliott on Twitter for suggesting that someone besides Tua Tagovailoa should be the starting QB.
Almost as soon as Elliott sent out his tweet, he was facing some major backlash on Twitter.
You barely got your dolphins jersey on and you trying to replace the leader on the side of the ball you don’t even play on Damn bro it’s not just Twitter we know what you doing stay in your lane https://t.co/lkp4LK0jBe— TUA IS HIM!! (@rash11_rash) March 27, 2023
Get this fraud off my team NOW https://t.co/386aOEwyBf— Dre (@phinsforlife305) March 27, 2023
Trade this man @MiamiDolphins https://t.co/PIkFOaj7RZ— Andres (@andres_deulofeu) March 27, 2023
RESPECT YOUR ELITE QB TUA TAGOVAILOA pic.twitter.com/RWwHHVtQxs— Jaylen Waddle Is Elite (@bigsackpacks) March 27, 2023
Yikes even if you’re not a Tua fan how can u tweet this when he’s currently your teammate. Just imagine sm1 tweeted this about your position.— NSMP™️ (@cooper_zion) March 27, 2023
The backlash was so harsh that Elliott deleted the Jackson tweet less than 30 minutes after sending out. He then replaced it with two follow-up tweets.
LMAOOO AYE ITS JUST TWITTER. calm down😭— DeShon Elliott (@OfficialShon_4) March 27, 2023
Me rn in the comments https://t.co/YuKyPFbP64 pic.twitter.com/Qln6DNDBHQ— DeShon Elliott (@OfficialShon_4) March 27, 2023
In Elliott's defense, the big reason he likely recruited Jackson is because they used to be teammates. Elliott spent the first three years of his career in Baltimore (2019-21), which also happened to be Jackson's first three seasons as the Ravens' full-time starter.
When he sent out his tweet, Elliott was likely just having fun with an ex-teammate and he probably didn't give much thought to the way Dolphins fans would react to his tweet about Jackson, but you can bet he'll be giving it a lot of thought the next time he thinks about trying to recruit a quarterback to Miami on Twitter.