Nebraska football tight end Thomas Fidone is working his way back into the fold. According to multiple media reports, he returned to practice this week.
As all of you know, he was one of the most sought-after tight end recruits in the 2021 class. Recently, I wrote a piece detailing how his return could make an impact in the Nebraska football passing game and tight end position. Now, it appears that he will have a chance to show fans and media alike what he can do.
As noted in a report by Michael Bruntz of 247Sports, Nebraska football wants him to retain his redshirt. That means that he probably won’t play in more than four games. Personally, I think this is a smart move. With how skilled he is and how much explosiveness he brings to the table, I want him in the program as long as possible.
Nebraska is playing this smartly
This is the best possible scenario for Nebraska football. He will be able to see action, while still retaining his eligibility. With Nebraska utilizing the tight end quite a bit this year, this could set a good trend moving forward for players like Fidone , James Carnie, and AJ Rollins. The offense of system is being put in place for the tight end position to succeed. This is something that Nebraska football has not done in previous years, and only started doing towards the end of the 2020 season.
I’ll be interested to see what type of impact Fidone makes. He is obviously a very good playmaker, and has the potential to bring a spark to the Nebraska football offense. The fact that he is practicing this week leads me to believe that he will see game action soon. With how the Nebraska football schedule shakes out towards the end of the year, he may very well be needed.
Nebraska is playing it smart with how they are handling Thomas Fidone’s injury. Now, we are getting closer to the moment we all have been waiting for.