Watch Keelan Cole’s absurd one-handed catch against the Patriots

Cole made a Blake Bortles spiral stick to just five fingers on Sunday.

Keelan Cole
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole, left, catches a pass for a 24-yard touchdown in front of New England Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe. –AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

Step aside, Odell Beckham Jr.

Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole matched the New York wideout’s famous one-handed grab, making a Blake Bortles spiral stick to just five fingers against the Patriots on Sunday.

Bortles dropped back to pass on Jacksonville’s 24-yard line midway through the first quarter. He fired a pass down the left sideline that looked to be a step behind its intended target — until Cole reached his right hand back to reel in the football, then somehow kept it away from Eric Rowe as the Patriots cornerback tried to break up the play. Cole maintained possession as he crashed to the turf for a 22-yard gain.


Three plays later, Bortles again connected with Cole down the left flank — this time for 24 yards, a touchdown, and an early 14-0 lead for the Jaguars.