WATCH: Washington WR Terry McLaurin make circus catch
It was a quiet first half for Washington Football Team’s No. 1 wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
Not only did McLaurin not catch a pass, but he also wasn’t even targeted in the first half. Backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who entered the game late in the second quarter in place of the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick, made sure to get McLaurin involved on Washington’s first possession in the second half.
Heinicke found McLaurin for a nine-yard reception. On the next play, he again went to McLaurin for a short gain.
Finally, we saw Heinicke target McLaurin down the field, and the third-year receiver made the best catch you’ll see all day.
ACROBATIC from Terry McLaurin! #WashingtonFootball
— NFL (@NFL) September 12, 2021
It was a 37-yard reception for McLaurin that Los Angeles coach Brandon Staley was set to challenge until he realized, yes, it was indeed a catch.
Shortly thereafter, Heinicke found tight end Logan Thomas in the end zone for Washington’s first touchdown of the 2021 season.