Perhaps inspired by the Pope’s visit, Brandon Marshall gave the Eagles their Christmas gift early this year, trying a bizarre lateral on routine pass. Connor Barwin — who apparently has been training with Zach Ertz’ soccer star girlfriend — headed the ball to rookie ILB Jordan Hicks, who added a nice little 11-yard return to set up a touchdown drive.
Can’t wait for the post-game interview for Marshall to explain what he was thinking. He’s clearly a very talented receiver, as his touchdown reception just before halftime showed, but there’s also a reason he’s been traded three times in six years.
UPDATE: Marshall’s first comment to reporters was:
“That was probably the worst play in NFL history.”