Gunner Olszewski rolled up to Patriots-Rams in a white t-shirt.
Gunner Olszewski may be the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, but he certainly doesn’t dress like it. And we’d bet the house that he’s not interested in any of Cam Newton’s fashion advice. The shifty wide receiver is a minimalist, it seems, in that department.
The soon-to-be New England Patriots fan-favorite is just one punt return away from officially claiming that title, but he gave fans yet another reason to love him with his pregame outfit rolling up to Thursday Night Football before the matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
We saw how Bill Belichick has already influenced Newton. Here, it’s clear how he influenced Olszewski.
There you have it. A white undershirt with sweatpants and a sweatshirt tied around the waist. Looking like a varsity football player down south whose team’s booster club isn’t exactly flush with cash.
But Olszewski’s earned the right to dress however he pleases after his performances the last two weeks on special teams (and on offense!), and he’s no stranger to looking a bit “eccentric” — if that’s what you want to call it. Remember this picture from his offseason workouts with Newton and Co.?
Trucker hat? Check. Def Leppard shirt? You bet. Don’t forget about the time last season when he was interviewed wearing a Bass Pro Shops cap!
Olszewski has grabbed the spotlight and he’s not letting it go. Whether it thanks to his electrifying playmaking on special teams, his candid/comical postgame comments, or pre-/post-game outfits, the man is here to stay.
We can expect more of the same on Thursday night because the Patriots, who have one of the best special teams in the NFL, will look to exploit the Rams’ 27th-ranked unit. This won’t be the last you hear of Olszewski tonight.