CJ Uzomah already has his Super Bowl touchdown celebration ensemble: WATCH
CINCINNATI (WXIX) — CJ Uzomah goes for a beer in the Super Bowl end zone.
Not a real beer, mind you. And that’s only if he plays and scores.
But the party is locked and loaded, according to the Bengals tight end, who drew inspiration Wednesday from a former Orange and Black member.
Tyler Eifert tweeted Uzomah early Wednesday night a photo of Eifert’s touchdown celebration on September 30, 2018 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Eifert catches Andy Dalton’s touchdown pass, opens the pigskin and does his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression by swallowing it. (Feels like the past, huh?)
“[CJ Uzomah] if you’re trying to find a TD celebration for the game, I’d let it rip again! Eifert tweeted.
Uzomah replied an hour later, “You animal. FINISHED”
(More than a few nostalgic dreamers responded to Eifert’s tweet pleading for the Bengals to sign him to a short-term contract. Eifert seems amendable, for what it’s worth, which obviously means WE WILL GET THE GANG back.)
Uzomah sent a Tri-State English teacher to the AFC Championship game after announcing a contest on Twitter.
The short end solicited touchdown celebrations he could perform in Kansas City, and the video of Eric Kenter with his students at Turpin High School stood out above the rest.
No such contest seems to be in store for the Super Bowl. Uzomah has her party.
Still, he has to play for a chance to use it, and that’s not entirely certain 11 days.
Uzomah was carried off the field in the first quarter of the game against the Chiefs. But initial fears that he would be lost for the rest of the playoffs seem unfounded.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Uzomah only had an MCL sprain and could return to the field in time for the Super Bowl.
Uzomah had a modest regular season with 493 yards on 49 receptions and five touchdowns, but he proved an invaluable third goal for quarterback Joe Burrow against Oakland and Tennessee.
In the playoffs, Uzomah has 13 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown.
The Bengals floundered in the middle passing game against the Chiefs, a possible consequence of Uzomah’s early departure. His potential return against the Rams should provide a significant boost on offense, especially with the Rams’ vaunted defensive front against the Bengals’ middle offensive line.
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