Now is the time to celebrate.
Gia Duddy congratulated her boyfriend Will Levis on Friday after the former Kentucky quarterback was ultimately selected 33rd overall by the Titans on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL Draft following an agonizing slip at the first round.
“Let’s roll @will_levis @titans,” Duddy expressed in an Instagram story.
Duddy, a budding social media influencer, joined Levis and his family at Kansas City’s Union Station for Thursday’s first-round festivities.
Although Levis was widely projected to be drafted on Day 1, the 23-year-old quarterback remained in the green room instead like other flaggers in his class – Bryce Young at the Panthers; CJ Stroud at the Texans; Anthony Richardson to the Colts – were selected in the top 10.
As the night dragged on, speculation of Levis’ surprising downfall began to surface.
“Will Levis’ left toe that caused him to miss two games last year was ‘problematic’ for a team that considered it,” ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night on Twitter.
“Levis says ‘the toe healed’ and that’s good. Another team thinks Levis could pull it off, but thinks the surgery would require discussion after the season. Levis disagrees.
It was also suggested that the quarterback’s personality raised red flags in preliminary reports.
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“Just a few reports, you don’t know who to trust at this time of year, but apparently it turned out he didn’t have an ideal personality,” the draft expert said. ESPN, Todd McShay. said on “SportsCenter”.
“A bit of arrogance, a bit of arrogance in his meetings. It’s a team-by-team basis, but at the end of the day, turnovers and style of play are also an issue. He plays the quarterback position like a linebacker and we saw the toll it took on his body last year. A lot of the teams I spoke to feared he might have a Carson Wentz case when all is said and done if he doesn’t learn how to better protect his body.
With Levis’ fate in the NFL now officially sealed, he and his loved ones — including his sister Kelley — can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The quarterback has been dating Duddy for over two years.