Explained Underwood, "Throughout my football career, I’ve always been somebody who’s been very aware and I know when the camera is on me and I know how to be polished...I can see how that might come off as disingenuous."
He claims that, in this season, he will be unpolished and truly himself.
On The Bachelorette, Underwood earned attention for his weepiness and the fact that he was tall. Underwood was also technically a former pro football player — he was briefly a tight end for the Oakland Raiders, although he was released in 2016 before the season officially started. During his football career, Underwood dated Aly Raisman, the Olympic gymnast, which also made him a notable Bachelorette contestant.
Watch the trailer for The Bachelor, below. The season premieres on January 7. May the weepy games begin!