A roughing the passer penalty by Jets defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd was so late it was comical. Shepherd struck Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert after he slid to the turf in surrender and got to his feet.
Play over, right? Not when you’re the Jets.
Shepherd hit Herbert with his chest and knocked him over backward. It wasn’t a hard hit, but that he made contact with the quarterback at all is, as one Twitter user put it, “boneheaded.”
Fans on social media laughed at the gaffe, and some joked that the Jets were finding new ways to lose for the possible chance to draft top college QB prospect Trevor Lawrence of Clemson.