Plump Caramel might usurp Danny Dimes as essentially the most memorable Giants nickname.
Jon Feliciano, the Giants’ new offensive lineman acquired in free company, shared the origin story of his distinctive moniker this week on The Post’s “Blue Rush” podcast, and the way it ultimately caught.
“It started out as a joke, my publicist, Miss Frances, she was talking to somebody and they had asked me if I had a nickname or a stage name,” Feliciano, 30, said. “And I was like, ‘Stripper name?’ So then I just text her back, ‘Plump Caramel,’ and it kind of stuck from there.”
Feliciano will probably be sticking round his native New York this season after signing a one-year take care of the Giants, the place he’ll reunite with rookie head coach Brian Daboll, who was his offensive coordinator in Buffalo.
“He’s a guy’s guy,” Feliciano said of Daboll, who changed Joe Judge after two seasons on the helm, “You have to be careful with him cause he always has a joke up his sleeve. Every time he says something to me, I gotta take it in, make sure there’s no punchline coming on, behind it.”
But on the finish of the day, Feliciano mentioned Daboll is “that kind of guy you want to play for.”
“When I got the opportunity to follow him here, it was a no-brainer,” he mentioned.
Feliciano spent the previous three seasons with the Bills earlier than becoming a member of the Giants. Although his future will probably be on the sector with Big Blue, he quipped “Plump Caramel” might have segued to Only Fans if his choices had been restricted.
“[If] the Giants didn’t come calling, I almost had to,” Feliciano joked.