Inspired by high schooler, Jalen Carter nearly picked Patrick Mahomes' spike late in the first half

By The Associated Press
Posted 10:37AM on Tuesday 21st November 2023 ( 3 months ago )

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Inspired by video of a high school player picking off a quarterback’s spike, Eagles rookie Jalen Carter nearly did it to Patrick Mahomes before the end of the first half of Monday night’s game.

After the Chiefs hurried to the line of scrimmage to stop the clock, Carter dove between center Creed Humphrey’s legs as Mahomes tossed the ball into the ground. The ball bounced off Carter’s hands and hit the turf.

Harrison Butker kicked a field goal to give Kansas City a 17-7 halftime lead but Philadelphia rallied for a 21-17 victory in the Super Bowl rematch.

“I saw it on the internet, I’ve seen it on YouTube, some high school kid tried, and he actually caught the ball. I thought, ‘That’s a good idea,’ I knew they would spike it, so I tried to go for it,” Carter told WIP-FM.

There are a couple instances where high school players have made this play. Expect more NFL players to try it now.



Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, throws under pressure from Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat (94) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. Mahomes was charged with intentional grounding on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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