It may have not been how they designed it, but Jake’s first touchdown in the first game of his NFL career went from bad to good in the blink of an eye. After a bumbled snap from center Jake quickly recovered, rolled to his right and hit wideout Yamon Figurs with a 45-yard dart for a touchdown to break open a 7-0 lead.
“I wish that’s how we drew it up, but yeah I wasn’t ready for that snap count. Luckily we got a fortunate bounce and it went our way,” Jake said. “At first, I just wanted to get the ball back. Once I picked it up, I felt that we had really good protection and I kind of got outside the pocket a little bit. I was looking to either run or throw it away and I saw Yamon (Figurs) waving his arms back there by himself.”
It was the first of two scoring drives that Jake led in the evening, propelling the Titans to a 14-3 win over the visiting Minnesota Vikings. For the night Jake was 7-10 for 89 yards and the touchdown. He played in 5 series, leading the team to two touchdowns and a long drive that ended in a missed field goal. Overall, a solid showing for the first year player and Titans first year coach Mike Munchak agreed.
“The one he threw (on) the touchdown, I think he actually fumbled the snap, but goes and makes the play. That’s what we saw in him. That’s the kind of things he can do.”
Jake and the Titans will face the Rams next weekend in their second preseason game. The game will be a 7:00 kick-off CDT.
Here is a link of Jake’s post-game interview.