The star defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a savage move on Christian McCaffrey.
Week 9 was a huge one for the Carolina Panthers, as they faced the defending Super Bowl champions in the Kansas City Chiefs. What increased the team’s chances of victory was that they had star running back Christian McCaffrey returning from his ankle injury. McCaffrey dominated in his first game since Week 2, but he did have one low point, and it came from the Chiefs defense.
During the contest, McCaffrey was tackled to the ground. Usually, an opposing defensive lineman will reach out to help him up. Chiefs star defensive tackle Chris Jones held out his hand to help him, and as McCaffrey reached, Jones savagely pulled it back and feigned putting it in his pocket.
Why would he do such a thing? Maybe it’s because McCaffrey’s father, Ed, was a thorn in the side of the Chiefs during his time as a Denver Broncos wide receiver!
Chiefs won’t ever forget the McCaffrey name
After winning Super Bowl 29 with the San Francisco 49ers, Ed McCaffrey joined the Broncos and spent nine seasons in Denver. During that span, McCaffrey caught 462-of-740 targets for 6,200 yards and 48 touchdowns. McCaffrey didn’t put up dominant numbers against the Chiefs during his career, as he recorded 39 receptions for 470 yards and one touchdown. Yet, McCaffrey did win two Super Bowls with the Broncos, so that’s enough to draw the ire of any Chiefs fans across the globe.
On Sunday, the Panthers narrowly lost to the Chiefs by the score of 33-31. Plenty of Carolina’s offensive output can be credited by McCaffrey, who rushed for 69 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries, while catching ten passes for 82 yards and a score. As for Jones, he recorded two combined tackles and one sack on Teddy Bridgewater.
Sure, this could be Jones paying back McCaffrey for his dad donning the enemy’s uniform for the majority of his career. Or, it could be he was frustrated that the Panthers halfback ran all over them on Sunday. We’d venture to say it was the latter. Either way, That was a “stone cold” move by Jones.