During Saturday’s preseason game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, linebacker Antwione Williams was hit with perhaps the worst penalty we’ve ever seen.
He had a clean run at Jaguars quarterback Cody Kessler but actually went in clean, hitting Kessler right in the midsection without leading his head. It really was textbook.
Yet Williams was hit with a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty.
Roughing the passer!! Welcome to 2018. pic.twitter.com/oIIrVplQAO
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) August 18, 2018
NFL fans, who are already going crazy over the new lowering-the-helmet rule, went nuts after this call was made.
Jag fan here but if that’s a penalty in 2018 football is dead.
— Dino Ren (@4runnerB) August 18, 2018
Pretty much we all might of thought football was almost dead last season well its officially flag football now pic.twitter.com/qJFw5Q4TVA
— Patrick Haupt (@bigpat6161) August 18, 2018
Just put flags on the QB. Seriously.
— Daniel Prekopa (@dprekopa) August 18, 2018
Let’s just make the NFL 2 hand touch
— wilson (@JWilsyn) August 18, 2018
Yeah, I don’t like that, either.