This is a play that NY Giants outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux is going to want to have back. In the second half, the Commanders had the ball in their own territory, hoping to try and make some plays to even up the score. However, a tipped pass made its way to Kayvon Thibodeaux and he had nothing but green space in front of him.
Somehow, someway, the former No. 5 overall pick let the ball hit the turf. This would have been the easiest pick-six of his career, but Thibodeaux wasn't able to make it happen. After the win, the second-year playmaker called himself out in humorous fashion for dropping the ball.
Hey, Thibodeaux knew that he had to be better than this and now we can all have a nice laugh about it. If you want to keep on smiling, go ahead and watch the clip below of a security guard's reaction to what happened. He couldn't believe what he saw:
Kayvon Thibodeaux dropping a certain pick-six was unbelievable
Come on, man! That's what the security guard must have been thinking as he watched this play unfold. Thankfully, though, this mistake from Thibodeaux didn't cost the Giants in the end and they were able to improve to 2-5 thanks to the 14-7 victory.
As disappointed as people were with the former first-rounder after that happened, keep in mind that No. 5 was a beast in the trenches in this one and put constant pressure on Sam Howell. On Sunday, Thibodeaux finished with 1.5 sacks and four total tackles.
On the season, Thibodeaux is now up to 16 total tackles and 5.5 sacks. He has already topped the numbers of sacks he posted during his rookie campaign (four) and people are hoping he'll have no problem reaching double digits.
It wasn't long ago that haters were ready to label Thibodeaux a bust. The fact of the matter is that he's continuing to get better and the pressure he's putting on opposing QBs has been fantastic. As for dropped interceptions... there's a reason he's an outside linebacker and not a receiver.