Quentin Johnston will replay that dropped cross over and over in his head.
The Los Angeles Chargers extensive receiver, whom the group chosen within the first spherical this previous draft, had the prospect to win the sport for his group down 23-20 to the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the closing seconds of the fourth quarter.
However an unimaginable blunder ended up being the top end in what was Los Angeles’ fourth lack of the season.
With simply 31 seconds left within the recreation and the Chargers proper round their very own 30-yard line on second-and-6, quarterback Justin Herbert escaped stress and was capable of heave the ball downfield.
Johnston had damaged freed from his defender and was extensive open alongside the sideline with loads of house in entrance of him.
The cross hit Johnston proper within the arms as he reached to make the catch, however he couldn’t management the ball and it dropped to the bottom for an incomplete cross.
Had the rookie receiver made the catch, he seemingly would have made it to the top zone for a landing, or on the very least put the Chargers in area objective vary to tie the rating.
In 9 video games going into Sunday’s contest, Johnston had 18 receptions on 28 targets for 162 yards and a landing.
In Sunday’s loss, Johnston had two catches for 21 yards and went with out a landing.
His solely landing reception of the season got here the earlier week within the Chargers’ loss to the Detroit Lions.
Johnston has been dealing with criticism attributable to his lack of manufacturing this yr.
It hasn’t helped that Zay Flowers and Jordan Addison – each of whom had been chosen after Johnston within the April draft – have been making loads of contributions to their respective groups.
Flowers has 588 receiving yards and a landing for Baltimore, whereas Addison has seven touchdowns and 603 receiving yards for Minnesota.