CINCINNATI (AP) — With one perfect throw, Bengals rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu Bengals showed the NFL that he can really sling it.
Sanu lined up in a wildcat formation, took the snap and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green on Cincinnati's first play during a 38-31 win in Washington last Sunday.
It was something totally new for the Bengals (2-1), who hadn't gotten a completed pass from one of their receivers since Carl Pickens in 1999. Nothing new for Sanu, a high school quarterback who ran the wildcat at Rutgers and completed a 51-yard touchdown pass against the University of Cincinnati in 2010.
Sanu showed off his arm during a charity flag football event in the spring and while imitating Tim Tebow in practice before a preseason game against the Jets.