Titans WR Green-Beckham’s first NFL catch is a touchdown
Two games into his professional career, Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham recorded his first NFL reception and this first touchdown on the same play.
With less than seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns and the Titans facing a fourth-and-six situation at the Cleveland 13-yard line, quarterback Marcus Mariota tossed a pass in the end zone. Green-Beckham, Tennessee’s second-round pick in the 2015 draft, went up over Browns cornerback Joe Haden and caught the ball to pull the Titans to within a touchdown.
“It was a good play, definitely a good call. Give credit to Marcus for getting that ball up there where only I could get it," Green-Beckham said, per the Tennessean. “That’s one of my favorite plays is around the red zone. It will continue to get better each and every week.”
Tennessee head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hopes the catch is a sign of things to come for the 6-foot-5, 230-pound receiver.
"That certainly was what you would envision in making a catch over the top of the guy in the end zone," Whisenhunt said. "We tried to hit him early and just missed on a route down the sideline early in the game, so we’ll continue to try to get him involved.”
(h/t The Tennessean)