Drew Brees was sacked by 49ers DL Kentavius Street on what looked like a fairly routine hit.
Somehow, the officiating crew saw it differently.
Well guys… we found it. The worst roughing the passer in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/PTGxVeqV3L
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) November 15, 2020
Drew Brees sack call. 15 yards for WHAT?? pic.twitter.com/qp5yCYxI92
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) November 15, 2020
It didn’t seem like Street could do much else there to avoid it, but don’t just take my word for it. Here’s television’s Scott Van Pelt:
I don’t know what the SF defender could possibly have done. He’s rushing Brees, his momentum carries him into the QB (which is his goal) they collide with an OL and fall down.
If that’s forbidden, why even rush the passer?
(Saints fans – this isn’t team specific)
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) November 15, 2020
Yeah, that about sums it up. If you’re flagging that as a personal foul, there’s not much any defender can do.