Big-man INT! Bears NT John Jenkins makes first career NFL interception during NFC Wild Card Game
Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
John Jenkins, the 6-foot-3, 333-pound nose tackle for the Chicago Bears and a former stand out for Georgia certainly was. As a result, he ended up with an interception of Taysom Hill as a pass by the New Orleans Saints’ quarterback—in to spell regular starter Drew Brees—was tipped by a Chicago player and ended up in the arms of Jenkins.
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The biggest Big Man INT ever
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It was the first career NFL interception for Jenkins. He did record one as a junior with the Bulldogs in 2011.
It’s incredibly rare for nose tackles to make interceptions, so Jenkins will likely savor this one for a bit. And while Chicago was ultimately unable to take full advantage of the short field with a touchdown, Cairo Santos did knock through a field goal to pull the Bears to within 7-3 of the host Saints.