On top of his gig trying to crack an NFL roster, the 25-year-old works as a driver for Care Ride, a Tampa-area transportation company that works in a similar fashion to Uber, but for people who need wheelchair transport.
Reedy makes just $11 per hour for his offseason job, but the added income is appreciated, as his non-guaranteed $465,000 salary is well below what his teammates make.
“All my other teammates that I know that I personally talk to, they all caked up – they all got money, a whole lot of money,” Reedy told ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “When I get to that tax bracket with them, I’m going to continue to work here during the offseason. … You always want to be grateful.”
Laine observed Reedy at his other job recently, getting a first-hand look at how well he treats his customers, and learned about how he came to the profession. Reedy says he took the job so he could “continue to live” after moving home to St. Petersburg following his release form the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
Having earned a spot on the Buccaneers practice squad last year, Reedy says he doesn’t necessarily need to continue driving for Care Ride, but enjoys the work and plans to stay put if it continues to suit his lifestyle.
“I could still see me doing this (after football),” said Reedy. “I’m financially stable enough now that I could be OK if I didn’t do this, but why sit home after you’re done working out, going over your plays and stuff?
“Why sit home when you can come out and make you some more money and help people on top of that? And I’m talking about really helping people, helping people who can’t help themselves.”
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