Tennessee Titans: Jeremy McNichols scores TD with sick flip into end zone
Tennessee Titans running back, Jeremy McNichols, continues to impress during the preseason.
Running back Jeremy McNichols is trying his best to make the Tennessee Titans’ roster, and he certainly helped his own cause with catch, run, and flip to find pay dirt on Saturday night.
On a pass from backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill, McNichols nearly got stopped short of the end zone, but the former fifth-round pick completed the 15-yard scoring play with a sick flip.
What is it with the Titans players and flipping into the end zone on Saturday?!
Quarterback Marcus Mariota was the first Titans players to get involved with the acrobatics in Preseason Week 2.
Earlier in the game, McNichols nearly busted a 33-yard touchdown run with a beautiful cutback run, however the play was called back because of a holding penalty. This flip play could have been his second touchdown of the evening.
After a solid showing in a Preseason Week 1 game in which McNichols totaled eight carries for 44 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and led the Titans in rushing, he’s off to another hot start in Week 2.
These two games are nothing new for McNichols impressing, as he’s been doing so all training camp long.
If the Titans decide to carry four running backs, McNichols is doing everything to secure his spot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Tennessee will do so at this point, and the No. 3 RB spot will almost certainly belong to David Fluellen, barring injury.
Fluellen isn’t playing tonight and has missed a ton of time, so the door is at least cracked for the McNichols. If healthy, Fluellen is a lock to make the roster, as he put on weight during the offseason in order to play some fullback in 2019.
With that said, McNichols could be auditioning for another team, as he’s played well enough to land on another roster if he doesn’t make the Titans’ 53-man squad.