Resilience defines Chiefs’ Week 2 hero, rookie CB Jaylen Watson
Jaylen Watson did n’t know when and admitted he was still surprised by the moment but he'd a feeling he ’d block a Justin Herbert pass
Thursday as the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Los Angeles Dishes at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.
“I woke up knowing I was going to get a pick, actually, ” said Watson, a novitiate seventh-round pick from Washington State.“
I just knew, being a seventh- rounder and having my first launch, that I was going to get tested a lot and early. But I just felt I was going to get one moment.”
Watson’s presentiment proved true beforehand in the fourth quarter, when he stepped in front of tight end Gerald Everett at the thin line and
dashed 99 yards to the other end of the field for the go- ahead touchdown in Kansas City’s 27- 24 comeback palm.
“Jaylen has been on the right line since he got there, ” safety Justin Reid said. “ He’s continued to get better.
His confidence is growing continuously. We trusted him to go out on the field and make a play, and he did that. ”
The Chiefs were playing Cover Zero, according to Reid. He and Watson were working together in zone content on the outside.