Gay NFL player Carl Nassib to make triumphant return after being rejected by team  The first openly gay active NFL player, Carl Nassib, signs to a new team.

Carl Nassib, who made history last year by becoming the NFL’s first active openly gay player, reportedly found a new team with the start of the 2022 season less than a month away. 

Nassib agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, according to multiple reports.

In an Instagram video coming out as gay in 2021, the NFL player said he would donate $100,000 to The Trevor Project to help suicide prevention among LGBT+ youth. 

The Cleveland Browns selected Nassib in the third round of the 2016 draft out of Penn State. He played two seasons with the Browns recording 5.5 sacks and 52 total tackles. 

“I had wanted to do it for a really long time… I wanted to be in a place where I felt totally comfortable, totally confident to give a voice to people who really needed it the most.”  Carl Said