Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe did his best Tim Tebow impression Sunday night, taking a direct snap on offense and throwing a jump pass for a 2-yard touchdown against the Denver Broncos.
As if being eliminated from postseason contention wasn’t a hard enough pill to swallow for the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos, the AFC West rival Chiefs decided to really rub it in. With less than 2 minutes to play in the fourth quarter and already leading 27-10, Poe entered the game on offense and hooked up with Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris for one of the most improbable scoring plays in NFL history.
As Darren Rovell for ESPN notes, at 346 pounds, Poe became the heaviest player to throw for a touchdown, surpassing former Oakland Raiders quarterback and No. 1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell, listed at 265 pounds.
Whether or not it was very sporting of the Chiefs to kick the Broncos while they were down is up for debate. Regardless which side of the argument you’re on, it’s difficult to claim it wasn’t entertaining.
ICYMI: Dontari Poe, at 346 pounds, became the heaviest player to pass for a TD, surpassed Jamarcus Russell (265 lbs) https://t.co/ks0DPX0BO8
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 26, 2016