Philadelphia Eagles: Watch Lane Johnson score a big man TD

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Life is pretty good for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The team has a winning record, both sides of the ball look pretty good, and, barring injury, things are shaping up nicely for a nice little Wildcard berth come January.

Despite losing Nick Sirianni to a COVID diagnosis during the week, the Eagles were able to get their head coach back in time for a Week 16 bout against the New York Giants, and the team ended up securing a commanding win on their home turf as a result.

Were there still some areas that need tweaking? Most definitely. The offense looked brutal in the first half and the team’s inability to string together four good quarters could lead to disastrous outcomes against a good opponent, but do you know what? When you see a player like Lane Johnson score a receiving touchdown, those conversations can be had on another day. Now, let’s celebrate the should-be Pro Bowler and marvel at his athletic achievement.

The Philadelphia Eagles have got to be happy Lane Johnson is back.

A few months back, fans openly wondered if we’d ever see Lane Johnson in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey ever again.

The three-time Pro Bowler took some time away from the team to focus on his mental health, though no one knew that specifically at the time, and it created an incredible amount of speculation that largely proved to be only that. When Johnson returned, he picked up right where he left off and has yet to surrender a sack through 12 games of action.

What Johnson has done, however, is score a touchdown, which might just be the jolliest thing you’ll see all weekend.

My goodness, did you see Johnson attempt to make the “Linc Leap” but ultimately fall back to the turf unsuccessful? That is beyond wholesome content.

Now granted, was Johnson’s catch a rather cheap way to score a touchdown? Sure, throwing to a lineman is seemingly the easiest way to get a guaranteed short-yardage reception, as teams just don’t expect to cover an offensive tackle in space, but hey, with some extra time in the quarantine hotel between watching The Fresh Prince and Friends, maybe Sirianni dug out some old Garry Gilliam tape and took a page out of Pete Carroll’s playbook.

Either way, after throwing touchdowns while playing quarterback back at Kilgore College, it’s incredibly cool to see the ninth-year veteran score one of his own as a receiver.

Next. Let’s hope Miles Sanders’ hand is okay. dark

Will the Philadelphia Eagles pull out another offensive tackle touchdown pass this season? Who is to say, but now, opposing coaches will have to prepare for that possibility if Lane Johnson declares as eligible a few yards from the endzone, which, in turn, could open up a few more play-calling possibilities. On what otherwise seemed like a fairly inconsequential play call in an already decided game, Nick Sirianni added a new wrinkle to his red zone package, which is a pretty nice bow on top of a gift to all Eagles fans in the City of Brotherly Love and beyond.