Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh was the latest in his family to botch a quarterback situation when his team faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game delayed six days due to COVID-19.
Down 19-7 with just over six minutes left in the game, Harbaugh finally turned to Trace McSorley and looked for the Wizard to lead an improbable comeback. After a seven-play drive that ended in a Ravens punt, Baltimore got the ball back and on the second play, McSorley found Marquise Brown for a 70-yard touchdown – his first touchdown pass as a professional.
Needless to say, but Penn State players and fans were overcome with joy. The Twitter reactions were the same and here's a look at the joy that was shared.
Yeaaaaahhh @McSorley_IX— Brandon J Bell (@__bbell) December 2, 2020
Former linebacker for the 2016 Nittany Lions team Brandon Bell starts it off.
Coach Tuddies was a proud man on Wednesday.
Yea @McSorley_IX !!— Adrian Amos (@_SmashAmos31) December 2, 2020
Packers safety Adrian Amos has carved out a nice NFL career and he was loving Trace getting his moment.
A former running back chimed in.
Another former offensive coordinator was proud as well.
AHHHHHH— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) December 2, 2020
Legend recognizing legend.
This play in the Taxslayer Bowl feels like a lifetime ago. Trace to Geno Lewis in a noble effort at a comeback.
James Franklin off the practice field right now on Trace McSorley: "It doesn't surprise me at all. I was coming off the practice field and they told me Trace just threw his first touchdown pass. ... I'm a big Trace McSorley fan."— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) December 2, 2020
James Franklin doesn't mince words.
Lol yall cant make this up— Grant Haley (@haleyboy10) December 2, 2020
Grant Haley will......tweet.
Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson was supportive of his teammate as he was out with Covid-19.
LETS GO!! https://t.co/3yw5YR4Lw2— Tommy Stevens (@TMS_II) December 2, 2020
Former backup quarterback and "lion" Tommy Stevens was proud of his former teammate.
2020 NFL Leaders* in QB Rating:— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 2, 2020
1. Trace McSorley: 121.5
2. Aaron Rodgers: 117.6
3. Patrick Mahomes: 115.5
4. Deshaun Watson: 112.5
5. Russell Wilson: 110.8
*min. 6 attempts pic.twitter.com/UsiDb4bnnN
The legend grows.
McSorley and Marcus Allen. Two players that provided so much fun to Penn State in their careers.
It was a special moment in an otherwise sloppy football game. You can count out Trace McSorley if you would like, but I would not recommend it. Congrats on another improbable achievement. Now if the Ravens had just started him instead...