DeVonta Smith snags phenomenal TD reception on his birthday
Football is fun today! The most recent Heisman Trophy winner seems to be celebrating his birthday in style. DeVonta Smith woke up a 23-year-old young man. No one will ever accuse him of not knowing how to celebrate.
It looks like the rookie is having some fun too. Did you see his catch versus the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 10 game?
If you happened to miss it, here’s a look.
We’ll work on the touchdown dance a little, but we’re sure we won’t have to do much to teach him what should be happening in terms of footwork.
From where we’re sitting, the math is correct. 1 (Jalen Hurts) plus 6 (DeVonta Smith) equals 7. Well, technically, the score only equated to six, and the extra point by Jake Elliott gave us seven, but you get the idea. The Birds are off to a good start in the Mile-High City.
DeVonta Smith seems to be settling in nicely.
Things got up to an up-and-down start for Number 6. He snagged the Eagles’ first touchdown of the season from Jalen Hurts but has also had some moments that remind you that he’s a rookie. Look no further than having a touchdown called back due to a penalty and some of the drops he’s we’ve seen.
Week 9 wrapped with him notching the second 100-yard receiving game of his career. He’s on pace for a 1,000-yard season, but what’s been the coolest thing to see is he’s come up with his biggest plays when the Eagles have needed him to the most.
They’ll need him to step up in Week 10 in a huge way as Dallas Goedert is out for the remainder of the game with a head injury. Keep your fingers crossed as the Birds look to topple the Broncos in Denver.
Update: Aaaand, he’s in the end zone again. Jalen Hurts finds Smith again for a touchdown reception with just over three minutes remaining in the first half.
It’s been the best birthday ever indeed. So far, at Empower Field at Mile High, the rookie is making Eagles fans feel like it’s everyone’s birthday!