Cordarrelle Patterson turned on the jets for incredible 102-yard kickoff return
Devin Hester is widely recognized as the NFL’s all-time best returner, but Cordarrelle Patterson is making a strong case to take the “GOAT returner” title.
The former Tennessee standout had a jaw-dropping 102-yard return for a touchdown on Sunday:
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 20, 2019
Patterson’s return comes with an abundance of fun facts. It was the first kick return for a TD at Soldier Field since Patterson notched one when he played for the Patriots. Patterson reached 20.29 miles per hour on the return, a rare feat on special teams returns. He’s now the only player in NFL history to have 7 kick return TDs while averaging 30-plus yards per return. He now has the third most kickoff return TDs in NFL history.
Cordarrelle Patterson is the 1st player to have a kick return TD at Soldier Field since … himself, in Wk 7, 2018 with NE.
He has 3 career kick return TD at Soldier Field, breaking a tie with former Bears Devin Hester & Dennis Gentry for most all-time (CHI moved there in 1971).
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) October 20, 2019
.@ChicagoBears KR Cordarrelle Patterson’s (@ceeflashpee84) 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the seventh of his career, the third-most in @NFL history. Only Josh Cribbs (8) and Leon Washington (8) have more. #NFL100 #NOvsCHI pic.twitter.com/CznlDROMXL
— NFL345 (@NFL345) October 20, 2019
Players in NFL history with 7 kick return TDs and 30+ yards/return:
That’s the list.
— Matt Fries (@FriesFootball) October 20, 2019
Cordarrelle Patterson reached 20.29 MPH on this 102-yard kick return TD to give the Bears their first points of the day (Saints lead 9-7).
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 20, 2019