For a young player trying to make a roster, playing in an NFL game has to be a nerve-wrecking experience. Last night during the Cincinnati Bengals‘ preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, second-year quarterback Matt Scott couldn’t keep his nerves in check.
Scott left his lunch on the field will waiting to take the snap. He continued to spill his guts as the Bengals regrouped, returned to the game, and threw a 12-yard touchdown to Conner Vernon on the very next play. The Bengals ended up falling short of the Chiefs by the score of 41-39, as the fourth-string quarterback’s late-game heroics weren’t enough to seal the deal.
Scott finished the game with 66 yards and two touchdowns on 7-11 passing, while also adding 68 yards on the ground.
While Scott likely won’t make the Bengals’ final 53-man roster, he certainly turned some heads with his early preseason showing. It might not have been for the right reasons, but any attention is better than no attention, right?