Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson appeared to have a touchdown reception. Instead, he ran backwards on Sunday and slammed the ball into the Kansas City Chiefs.
The The Las Vegas Raiders, who needed a large receiver, called DeSean Jackson and signed it for the rest of the season. The veteran wide receiver asked the Los Angeles Rams for a trade, but was released after the deadline expired when they couldn’t find a deal. Jackson made his team debut Sunday night in a landmark AFC West match against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In the third quarter, quarterback Derek Carr hit Jackson on a huge pass. Jackson had an easy path to the end zone, but the wideout decided to walk away and go around the backs of the defensive chiefs.
Jackson then failed after cornerback Rashad Fenton took the ball out of his hands and safety Tyrann Mathieu got it back.
DeSean Jackson flounders on the aspiring touchdown against the Chiefs
Philadelphia Eagles fans have had flashbacks of Jackson dropping the ball before crossing into the end zone against the Dallas Cowboys many years ago. It’s not an ideal situation for both Jackson and the marauders.
Things only got worse for Las Vegas, as Kansas City extended their lead to 27-14 nine plays later on Harrison Butker’s 35-yard field goal. On the next drive, Carr threw a pass intended for Zay Jones, but was intercepted by Daniel Sorensen. From there, quarterback Patrick Mahomes launched touchdown passes on the next two drives to extend the score to 41-14.
With this game out of reach, Jackson and Las Vegas will look to catch up next week when they face the Cincinnati Bengals.