Myles Jack wasn’t fooling anybody on Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker saw a chance to pick up a 15-yard penalty against the Green Bay Packers, and he went for it. Jack tackled Packers running back Tyler Ervin on a first-down pass and laid on top of him after the play.
Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari, who the Packers reportedly signed to the highest-paid deal for an offensive lineman in NFL history, stepped in to remove Jack from atop his teammate with a shove of the shoulders.
Jack responded like he’d been shot.
Good acting effort?
Jack’s acting effort was a clear attempt to elicit a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.
The refs weren’t buying it. The Packers lined up for second-and-6 on their next play en route to a touchdown and 24-20 win. The only thing Jack accomplished was to earn the derision of social media and comparisons to European soccer floppers.
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