NFL Player displaying Sign Asking For Job Finally Pays Off

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Joe Anderson's picture of him outside an NFL stadium holding a sign asking for a job went viral. Pic: @_joeanderson/Instagram

NFL Player, Joe Anderson stood outside a stadium holding a sign with the words “Not homeless but starving for success”. 

NFL player who stood outside a stadium with a sign asking for a job with a new team has had his wish granted. Joe Anderson posted a picture on Instagram last month of him holding a piece of cardboard with the words “Not homeless but starving for success” and it quickly went viral.

He has now been signed to the practice squad of the New York Jets.  After getting the role Anderson posted a picture on his Instagram account of him training with the Jets’ star wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who played with Anderson for the Chicago Bears.

In the post he thanked the Jets for “taking a chance on a kid with literally just a couple dollars and a dream and a heart to prove to others who give up on themselves in life that it’s truly possible”. He added: “The Jets is my favorite team and I can honestly say I never had one Thank you Jesus for blessing me and my family with this job for Christmas!”

Joe Anderson (#19) in action for the Chicago Bears in 2013.

Anderson was signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent in 2012, but only featured in nine games over two seasons. He spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2014 offseason and had a stint in the Canadian Football League, but had been out of a job this year.