Ben Watson can relate to Metcalf's amazing chase-down tackle originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
DK Metcalf reminded us Sunday night why you should never give up on a play. But he's not the first player who's offered such a reminder.
The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver made one of the best hustle plays of the season on "Sunday Night Football," running a total of 90 yards to track down Budda Baker just before he reached the end zone after the Arizona Cardinals safety intercepted Russell Wilson.
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) October 26, 2020
Metcalf's incredible effort left fans in awe -- and drew a shout-out from former New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson.
Patriots fans of a certain age know Watson is well-qualified on this subject.
It was Watson, after all, who raced 100 yards across the field to chase down cornerback Champ Bailey and prevent a touchdown in New England's 2005 Divisional Round loss to the Denver Broncos.
Former Patriots director of player personnel Scott Pioli certainly remembers that play.
— Scott Pioli (@scottpioli51) October 26, 2020
So, who did it better: Metcalf or Watson? We're giving the edge to Watson, who ran a further distance in a higher-stakes game and showed off impressive speed for a 255-pound tight end.
Unfortunately, both Metcalf and Watson ended their nights in defeat: The Seahawks lost to the Cardinals 37-34 in overtime Sunday night, while Watson's Patriots fell 27-13 to the Broncos in that Jan. 2006 contest.
Don't be surprised if Metcalf joins Watson on the NFL's highlight reel of best chase-down tackles of all time, though.