We’ve seen some big hits around the NFL this season, despite the new rules that are aimed at preventing injuries. As the game evolves, some of these big hits are coming more and more by way of stiff-arms by ball carriers who have taken to this tactic instead of simply lowering their shoulders.
In light of this trend, the folks at The Checkdown compiled a short video highlighting the best stiff-arms of the 2019 NFL season.
Guys are so strong and athletic nowadays that we’re seeing some truly epic stiff-arms on a regular basis.
Of course the one everyone’s talking about right now is the unreal George Kittle catch and run that gave the San Francisco 49ers their game-winning field goal opportunity against the New Orleans Saints. In fact, you could make the argument that Kittle is the current NFL stiff-arm king.