The NFL is now cool with touchdown celebrations apparently. To celebrate that we see guys celebrate, are the 30 best touchdown celebrations in NFL history.
Whether you’re a process guy or a results guy, sometimes you just have to celebrate. It’s part of being alive. When unexpected good things happen to people, then can get a little fired up. The spontaneity of a good celebration can make the act of dancing like a complete fool all the more enjoyable.
It is for this reason we celebrate that the NFL is now kind of cool with celebrating. Basically, the officials told the league office that they were tired of throwing flags for excessive celebration. They’d prefer that the league levy out fines for things that are offensive and over the top. Frankly, the only penalty that the NFL officials should toss would be the occasional delay of game. Other than that, just have fun football players. Entertain us!
To celebrate that guys who are better at football than we’d ever hoped we’d be can now celebrate all the good times on fall Sundays, let’s take a look back on some of the best touchdown celebrations the NFL has ever seen.
30. Terrell Davis and the Mile High Salute
Though his NFL career lasted only seven years (1995-2001), Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis was a class act through and through. Without him, John Elway doesn’t have a pair of Super Bowl victories. Davis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. His prime was short (1996-98), but Davis is a Broncos legend.
He also had one of the most recognizable touchdown celebrations in NFL history. Davis may have stolen this from some dude Jaromir Jagr who does stuff on skates, but Davis was definitely about saluting the many fine people of the Greater Denver area. When Davis would give his Mile High Salute, Broncos Nation lost its collective mind.
It was dignified and majestic. Every time he did the Mile High Salute, at least 17 bald eagles were born and some kid in America got his jet license. It’s debatable that Davis knew that he was basically the Rocky Mountains’ Captain America, but the Mile High Salute only added to his legacy as a champion of life.
60 times did Davis find pay dirt like a Denver prospector. When the Nuggets become excellent in the NBA with that Jokic guy, a 60-win season in the Mile High City means the Nuggets had a Davisian season. Elway gets all the love for being a quarterback, eventually winning Super Bowls and that helicopter thing. Davis didn’t need a helicopter to be a champion. He just did the salute to summon all the eagles and jets to the Colorado State Capital.