Just recently, the Kansas City Chiefs came out on top of Super Bowl LVIII by defeating the San Francisco 49ers. But if it were up to former NFL MVP and current CBS studio analyst Boomer Esiason, a touchdown from Christian McCaffrey for the latter should not have been counted at all.
The play Esiason is referring to happened before halftime of the Super Bowl, and it involved McCaffrey’s touchdown on a trick play. The former MVP said that it shouldn’t be counted because an illegal man downfield penalty occurred.
By the end of the play, the San Francisco 49ers found themselves in the lead with a 10-0 score. Unfortunately, the Kansas City Chiefs rallied back hard and forced the game to go to overtime.
From there, Patrick Mahomes took charge and made the game-winning touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. And even if the new overtime rules confused almost everyone, Hardman included, the Chiefs were still the undisputed winner of this year’s Super Bowl.
Boomer Esiason’s Claim That Christian McCaffrey’s Super Bowl Touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers Didn’t Count, Refuted
While Esiason felt strongly opposed to McCaffrey’s touch, none of his broadcast colleagues seemed to feel the same way. That’s because the former MVP’s claim is inaccurate.
Boomer Esiason says Christian McCaffrey’s Touchdown should not have counted due to an illegal man downfield. pic.twitter.com/phgH1eGcVz
— Craig R. Brittain (@RealBrittain) February 12, 2024
The pass he got from Jauan Jennings was done behind the scrimmage line, and Jake Brendel was still behind it when the ball was in the air. Although he moved beyond that line while the ball was still airborne, as long as there’s no physical contact with a defender, it’ll be allowed.
The play saw Brendel didn’t commit Esiason’s allegation until McCaffrey made the reception. This means the play itself was legal, and the former MVP was wrong in calling it out.
Even if that’s the case, the 49ers still lost to Kansas City in the end. This marks the third Super Bowl title in a five-season span for Patrick Mahomes.
Mayfield Sports Marketing
Call Mayfield Sports Marketing at 262-366-8188 to schedule Green Bay Packers players or alumni for your corporate appearance or product promotion. Our booking agents will work on your behalf to get you the best price for your desired sports speaker. Mayfield Sports Marketing has earned a reputation of being the one to call for booking top athletes to speak at events and trade shows. To learn more about Packers players or alumni appearance costs and booking fees, please call us today. www.MayfieldSports.com.
Wisconsin Sports Heroics is proud to partner with Radtke Sports to offer autographed memorabilia. Brett Favre, Rob Gronkowski, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and MORE Guaranteed Authentic Collectibles and Memorabilia, including signed jerseys, photos, and more at www.RadtkeSports.com USE promo code: WSH for FREE SHIPPING on your purchase. Some restrictions may apply.
For More Of My Content
Follow me on Twitter at @mcquadewarnold. Reach out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more of our articles and keep up to date, click here! – JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP by CLICKING HERE