Welcome to the NFL, rookie: Khalil Mack one-handed body slams 320-pound Bucs lineman Tristan Wirfs
It’s pretty much assumed that former Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs is going to have a strong NFL career. The first-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft carved out a starting job along Tampa Bay’s offensive line immediately as a rookie.
That doesn’t mean he won’t learn a few lessons along the way.
Thursday night, Wirfs learned a lesson the hard way, courtesy of Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack. The five-time Pro Bowl selection had an eye-popping moment in the game, essentially body-slamming the 6-foot-5, 320-pound rookie with one hand.
Mack tossed Wirfs to the ground after recording a sack on quarterback Tom Brady. It was a pretty unreal moment.
KHALIL MACK IS UNREAL 😳
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— ESPN (@espn) October 9, 2020
Wirfs was regarded as one of the top offensive lineman in college football last season. He has incredible athleticism, strength and size, all the essentials for a long and successful NFL career. But Thursday night, he looked like a rookie against Mack.
It was just an incredible display of strength and power from the Bears linebacker.