Matt Scott may be in the back of the pack when it comes to the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback race, but he did turn in the stomach-churning play of the preseason so far.
The backup quarterback puked not once but twice on the field as his team was driving for a touchdown. Scott then recovered from his stomach issues, took the snap and tossed a pretty 10-yard touchdown pass to Conner Vernon.
The play might not do very much to help Matt Scott earn a roster spot on Cincinnati. The journeyman from Arizona is solidly behind this year’s fourth round pick, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, for the right to back up Andy Dalton. He’s also fighting with veteran backup Jason Campbell to even get a spot on the team.
Scott was playing Thursday after Campbell went down with an injured elbow. Aside from his puke-following touchdown, Scott also hurled another TD throw to James Wright.
Matt Scott isn’t the only famous quarterback to recover from puking. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was spotted puking in a regular season game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was rumored to have thrown up in the huddle before the final drive in the Super Bowl, though he denies the claim.
Even Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly battled stomach issues throughout his career. Kelly said he threw up in the locker room before pretty much every game, which didn’t exactly help his reputation at the time as a partier.
“Well, I threw up before every game,” Kelly told Dan Patrick. “Everybody probably could have said I had a hangover.”
Here is video of Matt Scott puking on the field (be warned, it is a bit disgusting, obviously):
The old puke, puke, pass TD play. Classic https://t.co/HBi0s7OfhL
— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) August 8, 2014
Matt Scott could have a ways to go to actually make the Cincinnati Bengals roster, however. He spent last year on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before being cut, which isn’t exactly a winning resume.