The Washington football alum had easily the biggest game of his career on Sunday against the Seahawks, is this a sign of things to come?
Washington football alum John Ross is known for two things to Husky fans, being a key piece of the 2016 College Football Playoff run, and running the fastest 40 yard dash in the history of the NFL Combine. NFL and fantasy football fans know him for two things, running the fastest 40 yard dash in the history of the NFL Combine, and considering him a bust. When Ross was taken ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, he was met with questions surrounding his health that he still has to answer today.
Ross put some of that doubt to bed on Sunday, going off against the Seattle Seahawks for seven catches, 158 yards and two touchdowns. He’s had a tough time getting on the field over his first two years in the NFL, slowed by injuries and head coach Marvin Lewis being very critical of him during his rookie year.
Now with A.J. Green out, and the Bengals’ receivers limited to really just Tyler Boyd, Ross is primed to take the next step in that offense. He’s still a crisp route runner that can beat you deep on any given play, and his feet are so quick that if you’re afraid of him burning you and you give him a cushion, he’ll run a curl, make a move and still has the speed and athleticism to take it to the house any time he touches the ball.
The NFL is going to put some respect on Ross’ name this year (and you should pick him up for your fantasy team too). Congratulations to John on silencing the haters, and giving Husky fans some good news in what has been an otherwise glum weekend for Husky fans!