When Robert Hunt came into the NFL as a small-school offensive line prospect, he came with plenty of praise and acclaim for being able to do many things well. We didn’t know that catching screen passes and taking them to the house (or almost) would be one of them.
The Miami Dolphins gave us the best play of the game (and perhaps the season) on Thursday Night Football when Tua Tagovailoa went back to pass against a blitz from the Baltimore Ravens and ended up placing it right where Hunt, the team’s starting right guard, could catch it. He then somehow took it all the way after juking a guy and then making a majestic semi-leap toward the end zone before being stopped.
First, you need to see the play for yourself.
It was the sort of crazy play that you would imagine the Chiefs might scheme up under Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy for the likes of Joe Thuney or Trey Smith to take it in. After all, this is the same team that helped Eric Fisher reach the end zone in much the same way—although the Chiefs didn’t make Fisher barrel through defenders to get his points.
The Chiefs might be shy about trying such moves now until their offense reverts back to the sort of firepower displayed early in the season, but Patrick Mahomes seems plenty enthused—or at least amused—by a play like that.
Mahomes wasn’t the only one as many former and current Chiefs also tweeted about their love for the play.
Former Chiefs lineman Geoff Schwartz got a great shot of Hunt in action. Frame this!
Of course, leave it to Mitch Schwartz to offer up a different perspective and make us laugh all the same.