Teddy Bridgewater is not out there to tackle.
Just check the tape.
The Denver Broncos quarterback faced a big decision after a critical turnover against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. He chose business. His own, that is.
With the Eagles leading 20-13 late in the third quarter, the Broncos faced fourth-and-1 at Philadelphia’s 23-yard-line. They went for it. Running back Melvin Gordon fumbled. Eagles cornerback Darius Slay picked it up and navigated a horde of would-be tacklers who stood no chance of stopping the speedy defensive back.
Well, one did. Bridgewater stood in Slay’s path near midfield with a good chance to at least slow down Slay. Faced with the prospect of a full-speed collision with an NFL defender, Bridgewater decided to stand aside (:15 above).
Teddy Bridgewater took a hard pass on a full-speed tackle. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images via Getty Images
Slay found open field from there and sprinted to an 83-yard return to extend Philadelphia’s lead to 27-13, turning the tide from a potential tie game into a two-touchdown lead for the visiting team. The Eagles went on to a 30-13 win.
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