Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan made the longest completion of his career, to the most unlikely of characters.
Ryan, working out of the shotgun on third-and-8 from his own 7-yard line, took the snap, dropped back into the end zone, then fired a pass 50-plus yards in the air to undrafted rookie wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus. He caught the the ball over his shoulder, shook off a weak tackle attempt by Carolina cornerback Donte Jackson, then raced to the end zone for the 93-yard score. It was Zaccheaus' first career catch and touchdown.
It was the longest play of the season.
What day is today? It's @LlamaDay 😏— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 8, 2019
First career TD for Olamide Zaccheaus! pic.twitter.com/ZUkk2UHupV
And it happened on the same day that Ryan became the 10th quarterback in NFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards.