Chiefs Rookie De’Anthony Thomas Busts Out 80-Yard Punt Return for TD (GIF)
Sure preseason football is dumb, and the entertainment value of the games is similar to what we get from the Pro Bowl, but even in these glorified scrimmages, there’s something to enjoy. De’Anthony Thomas from Oregon is a rookie for the Chiefs, and he made his presence known just about as fast as he could with an explosive 80-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Granted, teams aren’t known to put in their superstars in the first preseason game of the season, but special teams players are rarely superstars, so this may have been a little more legit than your typical preseason offensive play.
Here it is, in easy-to-view GIF format:
We could talk about what the Bengals punt team didn’t do correctly here (a lot), but let’s not do that. Let’s talk about how FAST DeAnthony Thomas looks during this play. He looks like he’s a player in Tecmo Bowl, running backwards to find daylight.
Thomas has a history of running back punts in college, so this shouldn’t come as a HUGE surprise.