Chiefs LT Eric Fisher becomes first No. 1 pick since Keyshawn Johnson to catch TD

Jason Owens
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Andy Reid dug deep into his bag of tricks for Monday’s 34-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

The Kansas City Chiefs head coach dialed up a trick play for Patrick Mahomes’ first touchdown pass of the night, a sneaky underhanded toss to fullback Anthony Sherman.

Mahomes’ fourth touchdown toss? Another bit of misdirection to set up an unexpected receiver.

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The Chiefs faced a first-and-goal with a chance to take a two-touchdown lead midway through the fourth quarter. They didn’t look to Travis Kelce. Or Tyreek Hill. Or rookie sensation Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Mahomes took the snap and faked a handoff right as Kelce and Hill ran to the right side of the end zone, taking Ravens defenders with them. He then casually looked left and tossed a floater to left tackle Eric Fisher, who stood uncovered near the end zone.

Fisher hauled in the pass for his first career touchdown as the Chiefs secured a 34-20 lead with 8:14 remaining.

The catch also makes Fisher the first No. 1 overall draft pick to catch a touchdown since 1996 top pick Keyshawn Johnson. Fisher was the Chiefs’ top pick in the 2013 draft. There aren’t a lot of pass catchers going No. 1 in the draft.

The score held until time ran out as the the Chiefs improved to 3-0 in an impressive win over their biggest AFC rival.

Normally, we’d be worried about a head coach exposing all his tricks in Week 3, even in such a high-profile matchup. But we know Reid has plenty more where that came from.

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
Eric Fisher iced Monday's win over the Baltimore Ravens. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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