Is this bizarro world? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is normally throwing touchdowns passes, not catching them. Yet, during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 20, Russell pulled off a trick play that resulted in him making an epic catch! Click to watch.
The NFL just saw some straight-up tomfoolery. Russell, 27, was able to pull off this switcheroo thanks to wide receiver Doug Baldwin, 28. During the third quarter, with 7:39 left, the Seattle Seahawks were 1st and goal. It seemed that it was the perfect time for some magic. The Philadelphia Eagles clearly didn’t know what was happening, as they weren’t able to predict the play. That lack of foresight would result in doom!
Russell threw a lateral to Doug, who dropped back and fired the shot up towards the left corner of the endzone. Russell’s hustle was on point, as he was there to make the catch and dive in for the touchdown! The Seahawks were now up 22-7, courtesy of Russell’s first ever touchdown catch! Damn! The play left Doug fired up, as he pulled out an amazing cartwheel in celebration!
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) November 20, 2016
doug baldwin doing a cartwheel after throwing a td to russell wilson gives me life pic.twitter.com/SjpAvUC03R
— josé (@whoisjoserivera) November 20, 2016
It looks like the Seahawks will be 7-2 after this game (unless the Eagles pull of some kind of massive, unbelievable comeback. Sorry, Philly fans.) Wow. After a sluggish start to the season, the former Super Bowl champions’ chances at making it to the big game have just increased. Could Russell be adding another Lombardi trophy to his collection right before his wife, Ciara, 31, gives birth to their first baby? The first couple of sports and entertainment are expecting.
The singer is expecting her baby sometime in late March or early April, a source close to the singer EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 in Roman numerals) is set for February 5. If Russell and his crew don’t make it to the NFL’s championship game, at least he’ll have something to look forward to in early 2017. A new baby? That’ll definitely give Russell a reason to cartwheel.
What do you think about this trick play, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Seattle will make it to the Super Bowl?