Wide Receiver Who Said He’s Open 90% Of The Time Makes One Of Most Incredible Catches Ever

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Wide receiver George Pickens made one of the most spectacular catches ever in Thursday’s game against The Cleveland Browns, just days after saying he was open 90% of the time.

Pickens said he was open “about 90 percent of the time” in a game played September 18. “I just say that because I’m a big guy that runs in the low 4.4s ” Pickens said to “I always have a step on somebody and my step is naturally longer than the other person, and I’m actually fast,” he said. He proved his point without any doubt during Thursday’s game against the Browns. Pickens made one of the most epic one-handed grabs of all-time, despite being closely guarded by Martin Emerson Jr.

Late in the first quarter, Trubisky was flushed from the pocket. He targeted Pickens down the right sideline with a deep throw. The pass forced Pickens to make an adjustment, and he responded accordingly, pulling off a twisting, contorting, one-handed catch that had fans on their feet with excitement.

Pickens had just two catches for 26 yards when he entered Thursday’s game, according to ESPN. The game soon became one for the books. Video footage of the epic catch shows Emerson Jr. hovering over Pickens, closely guarding his every move. Pickens hauls in the 36-yard reception with one hand and tucks the ball into his body before hitting the ground. (RELATED: Pro Bowl Cornerback Joe Haden Announces Retirement From NFL)

This all unfolded in front of the Cleveland Browns bench, 2 days after quarterback Mitch Trubisky said he knew he had to get Pickens more involVed in offensive plays for the Steelers, according to ESPN.

This slick move by Pickens marked the Steelers’ longest pass play this season, according to ESPN.