Jake Matthews is having a very busy Thursday.
The Atlanta Falcons tackle had a busier than expected on Thursday ahead of his team’s matchup vs. the Panthers. On Thursday morning, Matthews flew back to Atlanta from Charlotte because his wife went into labor. Meggi delivered a baby boy by that afternoon.
Even though the tackle was questionable before the game because of his last-minute flight back to Atlanta, he would eventually make it back in time for the game. The Falcons posted a video of a Matthews in shorts and a T-shirt jogging down the tunnel at Bank of America Stadium.
Matthews has only missed one game in his entire NFL career, which came during his rookie season back in 2014. Meggi and Jake will have a fascinating story to tell him when he asks about the day he was born.
Matthews is a key contributor to the Falcons’ fourth-ranked rushing attack.
The NFC South matchup begins at 8:15 p.m. ET on Prime Video.
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