Vernon Davis of the Washington Redskins still has unbelievable hops on the gridiron.
The 35-year-old tight end put his team on the board first with an incredible hurdle over a defender in Washington’s NFC East clash with the Philadelphia Eagles. Watch the veteran Davis put on the moves and show he still has world-class skills.
.@VernonDavis85 just HURDLED a guy on his way to the 48-yard TD! #WASvsPHI
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Davis is a former sixth-overall pick of the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent the first nine-plus seasons of his career before he was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2015.
The veteran tight end signed initially a one-year contract with Washington in 2016, leading to a semi-successful season in which he totaled 44 receptions for 583 yards and two touchdowns.
Building off his solid first year with the hometown Redskins, Davis, a two-time Pro-Bowl tight end and one-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos, inked a three-year extension with the club prior to the 2017 NFL season.
Davis is proving old dogs can learn new tricks—or at least turn the heads of young receivers licking their chops at the prospect of the tight end finally retiring and letting them run the show. His improbable reception on third down for the Redskins — hugging the sideline, zipping past two defenders, and outracing another defensive back to make his way into the end zone for the first score in the game—was the first touchdown for the Redskins in the 2019 season.