With the Green Bay Packers leading the New York Jets 31-24 with five minutes left, Jets quarterback Geno Smith hit Jeremy Kerley on a game-tying 36-yard touchdown pass with five minutes left. But Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called a timeout before the play, voiding the touchdown.
Here’s the replay of what happened.
But head coaches are the only ones who are allowed to call timeouts.
OC Marty Mornhinweg appeared to call the timeout for the Jets just before their game-tying TD. Only head coaches can call timeouts.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 14, 2014
Although the Jets picked up the first down on the next play, they eventually turned the ball over on downs. Green Bay was able to run out the clock and hold on for the win.
The called-back touchdown has set a frenzy on Twitter.
— Accordion Man (@Accordion617) September 14, 2014
Chris Webber ought to give Marty Mornhinweg a phone call to console him tonight.
— Drew Goodman (@DrewGoodman89) September 14, 2014
Marty Mornhinweg's wikipedia page is already getting edited.
— Matt Janisch (@CoachMattVF) September 14, 2014