Rookie Jaylen Watson’s Interception Leads to a Kansas City Win

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Aditya Singh

In Augusta, Georgia, Jaylen Watson was helping his mother out at a Wendy's three years ago.

He was putting his grades in line while earning $7.50 per hour. 

He was Kansas City's most crucial player on the field on Thursday, despite the fact that few people had ever heard of him.

In the fourth quarter, Kansas City and Los Angeles were deadlocked, 17-17, and the Chargers were two yards away from seizing the lead.

Watson intercepted a Justin Herbert pass, moved in front of tight end Gerald Everett, and raced 99 yards for a game-changing pick-six.

He claimed, "The ball just wound up in my chest, and I brought it home.  It was a strange sensation.

It was a setback for the Chargers, who were attempting to start the season 2-0, something they hadn't done in ten years.

In order to win the game on Thursday night, 27-24, Kansas City built on the play.