Sometimes it looks so easy, it makes you wonder why it doesn’t happen more often.
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez connected with wide receiver Santonio Holmes for a 30 yard touchdown that put the Jets ahead for good on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
With a beautiful double-move to beat Washington cornerback Josh Wilson, Holmes made a catch over his right shoulder with 4:51 to play.
“It had been a long time coming,” Sanchez said of Holmes’ late reception. “And it worked out when it did, so that was great.”
The catch marked the second week in a row that Holmes caught a go-ahead fourth-quarter touchdown. Receiving a five-year deal worth almost $50 million before this season, Holmes is starting to earn that contract.
“It was a play that had to be made for us,” Holmes said. “It was a double-move route and he jumped all over the first part of the route, and the rest was history.
“Mark Sanchez put the ball right in a great place for me to catch it and that’s the ball game.”
“He had four catches on the game, but again, he is here to be a difference maker,” head coach Rex Ryan said. “When we needed it the most, he made a huge play.”