Trevis Gipson’s Unique Sack Celebration Has A Great Origin Story

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Oct 10, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Trevis Gipson (99) celebrates after sacking Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during a game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Trevis Gipson has become one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2021 season for the Chicago Bears. The second-year outside linebacker didn’t have the most productive rookie season. He was learning a new position after playing defensive end in college and trying to sculpt his body into a new shape. Now it seems he has fixed those issues. All while significantly expanding his arsenal of pass rush moves.

The results are two sacks in the past two games. Not mention several additional pressures. Gipson is morphing into a legitimate rusher. Somebody who has the look of a future starter once Khalil Mack and/or Robert Quinn is out of the picture. Perhaps one of the most interesting parts in all this is Gipson’s sack celebration. It hasn’t changed since the season began but people aren’t really sure what it means.

Is Gipson a baseball fan or something?

Not exactly. The media had a chance to ask the young linebacker about it during his first press conference of the season. He cracked a grin and revealed it is in fact a tribute to Thor. Gipson is a huge fan of Marvel comics and movies. Whenever he sacks the QB, he summons the hammer, smashes the opponent, and then throws it away. Certainly a unique and creative celebration.

There is no question the Marvel universe is a huge part of the younger generations these days. So it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Trevis Gipson is a fan. The fact he’s using it to help himself become a better football player? Even better. It’ll be fun to see how many more times Thor makes an appearance in the coming weeks. Wouldn’t it be great if Aaron Rodgers got a glimpse of him on Sunday? That aside, it is really nice to see a young player developing at such a rapid pace. His future looks bright. Brighter than a Norse lightning bolt.

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Educated to be a writer at the prestigious Columbia College in Chicago, Erik has spent the past 10 years covering the Bears.