It’s pretty rare to see an offensive guard earning NFL Rookie of the Month honors, but that’s exactly what Quenton Nelson did for his work in October.
Putting a cherry on top of this achievement, the Indianapolis Colts rookie laid a block on Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church on Sunday that’s among the most impressive we’ve seen in a long time.
Former NFL offensive lineman turned analyst Geoff Schwartz highlighted the devastating block on Sunday, posting a clip on Twitter.
😱😱😱… Quenton Nelson … That man has a family dude… pic.twitter.com/QLvh23qJGJ
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 11, 2018
The Colts later posted their own version of the finishing move, complete with audio that shows just how intimidating Nelson is, even before he arrives at his target.
SCREAMING HELPS. pic.twitter.com/hYkcDAcXJ0
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 12, 2018
He’s truly an elite player already, and the Colts are starting to heat up running the ball of late in large part due to his prowess plowing running lanes.
After the video of this block circulated around social media, many chimed in with their reactions.
— Marques (@MCH2133) November 11, 2018
I’ve watched this on loop for about 5 solid minutes. It only gets better each time ‘round.
— Mike Patton Oswalt (@RueRueDoWork) November 11, 2018
— Ray Hynes (@KillerBeesDad) November 11, 2018
— Robert Lemons (@lemons251) November 12, 2018
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 12, 2018
Was skeptical that the Quenton Nelson screaming audio was real but his Notre Dame teammates below confirming it.
More importantly, I can't stop laughing picturing him yelling like that during walk-thru. https://t.co/672Bm8Q616
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) November 12, 2018
— Luke Diamond (@ForTheCOLTure) November 11, 2018