With just 61 days until the 2018 NFL regular season kicks off, let’s talk about the longest catch of Mike Sims-Walker’s career — a 61-yard touchdown throw by David Garrard in a 24-21 Jacksonville Jaguars victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Olly Olly Oxenfreeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!”
At 3-4 and still reeling from a 30-13 implosion at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, the Jaguars needed a spark to get back in the AFC South race. (Yes, even a decade ago, 3-4 was considered “in the hunt” in the AFC South. Time is a flat circle.)
Holding onto a 7-6 lead, the Jaguars were driving just before halftime. Garrard was in the shotgun. He looked to the left sideline and saw Sims-Walker with, well, no one really covering him. Sims-Walker ran the rest of the way to the end zone for the longest catch of his four-year career — a 61-yard touchdown that put the Jaguars up 14-6 going into halftime.
They ended up winning this game... and the next one... and the next one!
6-4? Playoffs, baby!
Not really. We lost five of our last six to fall to 7-9 and last in the AFC South. But hey, this play was still fun.
The former third-round pick finished with 1,659 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career in Jacksonville — and this play is the longest one of the bunch.