The Philadelphia Eagles earned a hard-fought 29-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.
During the outing, kicker Jake Elliott suffered an injury when he had his legs taken out from under him in a brutal-looking collision.
Jacksonville gifts the Eagles a 1st down after Jake Elliott takes a hard hit pic.twitter.com/EdZfBpUQ89
— Brodes Media (@BrodesMedia) October 2, 2022
Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell ultimately earned a flag for roughing the kicker.
Later in the outing, eagle-eyed fans noticed Elliott doing something that looked like popping pills on the sidelines:
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) October 2, 2022
Reactions poured in swiftly:
Damn u a whole snitch on the TL?!?! Crazy https://t.co/4LaphdNvLL
— Go Mariners (@southendsiva) October 4, 2022
Stop snitchin ‘ https://t.co/NtmzxKcbjR
— Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Connoisseur (@consciousBrOtHa) October 3, 2022
— Rigo✭ (@RigoSon51) October 3, 2022
Just some Flintstone vitamins RELAX https://t.co/ow3VzBQUC1
— WILD SPICY (@OhFuckYeahBud82) October 3, 2022
Our kickers taking percs on the sideline while we up
Best team in the league honestly https://t.co/KXPkKDI5Px
— Rust 𖣘 (@wustdontmiss) October 3, 2022
This was something of a kooky week in the NFL. Between the drama in Dallas, Kenny Pickett’s girlfriend’s provocative wardrobe choices and Zach Wilson’s mom being her usual crazy self – it has been one thing after another.
Elliott’s little situation here is just par for the course.
Saquon Barkley is playing at an MVP level on and off the field these days. https://t.co/7nfVbOK7jO
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 3, 2022
It will be interesting to see if the Eagles address the online speculation in any capacity. The team has been flying high up to this point, clearly playing like the best squad in the NFL. Maybe they’ll just opt to ignore the distraction.
Will they stop to clarify what happened with Elliott or just keep moving and wait for this situation to go away on its own?
Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.