Jaylen Waddle set a record that began in 1950. Here’s what that record is.
Very impressive of Waddle to do this and hats off to the co-coordinators. Only a two-headed monster of offensive prowess can have one receiver catch 12 passes in modern-day football for only 58 yards. Bravo.
It’s actually quite impressive if you think about it. Passes have to go forward to constitute a pass and Jaylen Waddle caught 12 passes for 58 yards today. This means that Waddle had a whopping 4.8 yards per catch today. You’d think Waddle would get one of them and go for I don’t know 8 yards but you’d be wrong. The Dolphins made sure that the overwhelming majority of the passes Waddle would catch would only be about two inches in front of the line of scrimmage. Because why would you want a guy who moves like Waddle to ever be given the chance to run past defenders or cross across the field at about 15 yards or so? That would be madness.
Miami traded up to select Waddle with the sixth overall pick of the draft this year to use him like he’s a late-round scat back. Essentially, he’s Dexter McCluster or Jakeem Grant. He’s just an incredible athlete that the Dolphin’s higher-ups will not use properly and he will spend the rest of his days being this cool toy that the Dolphins just give up playing with due to their belief that it’s too complicated to get it to work. Sad but true.