Chris Myarick is about to find who his true associates are and who’re true Eagles followers.
A local of the Philadelphia suburbs born right into a household of Eagles followers, Myarick’s first profession NFL catch went for the decisive landing Sunday within the Giants’ 13-7 rivalry victory at MetLife Stadium. It was a storybook second for a fourth-stringer signed off the observe squad this week due to scarcity attributable to accidents.
“It will’ve been simply as candy towards any staff,” Myarick stated. “Being from Philly, I didn’t actually put an excessive amount of of that going into this sport. [My friends] is perhaps a bit mad at me, however I’ll take our win, for certain.”
Myarick performed at Cheltenham Excessive Faculty — about 17 miles away from Lincoln Monetary Area — and walked on at Temple, which shares the Eagles’ house stadium. He went undrafted and bounced between the Dolphins’ energetic roster (three video games) and observe squad over two seasons earlier than becoming a member of the Giants’ observe squad in September.
With Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith unavailable, Myarick acquired the decision to be Evan Engram’s backup over two newer practice-squad additions. So, it’s straightforward to grasp why the Eagles protection was not anticipating him to be the primary learn for quarterback Daniel Jones on first-and-goal from the 1-yard line early within the third quarter.
“Loopy play,” Myarick stated. “Loopy for me, personally. Form of a loopy expertise.”
Myarick blocked the preliminary rush on a play-action move earlier than peeling off and dropping to his knees. Jones’ laser into the numbers slipped by means of Myarick’s arms, however he closed his knees to safe the ball simply earlier than it scraped the turf.
“Simply maintain onto it as onerous as I can, be certain that it doesn’t hit the bottom,” Myarick stated of his considering within the second. “It wasn’t the cleanest catch, nevertheless it nonetheless counts. So, I’ll take it.”
Myarick’s second profession catch was essential, too. He transformed a second-and-6 with a 10-yard achieve right down to the 24-yard line, establishing a subject purpose to increase the Giants’ result in six.
With a weeklong emphasis on getting the highest playmakers extra touches with Freddie Kitchens as a substitute of the fired Jason Garrett at offensive coordinator, Myarick’s identify wasn’t on the prime of the listing with Kenny Golladay’s and Saquon Barkley’s.
Barkley urged Myarick to spike the ball after his landing — after which tracked it down for his teammate to have a souvenir.
“That’s a play we’ve repped rather a lot in observe,” Jones stated. “Myarick did an incredible job stepping in and making a play there. I feel in sure conditions, the ball on the 1-yard line, it’s type of these kinds of performs that you simply put together for and rely on.”