He's at it again. Following a career performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in which he recorded 195 yards on just 4 receptions, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens had another incredible showing against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17.
Pickens made a few impressive catches throughout the course of the game, but his diving fingertip catch halfway through the fourth quarter got fans on their feet.
Here's the replay angle of the remarkable reception, posted by the NFL on X.
On an all-important third-down pass, quarterback Mason Rudolph hung tight in the pocket with pressure barreling down. The 6'5'' QB let it rip deep down the field to Pickens on a corner route. The ball looked out of reach before Pickens did something only a handful of wide receivers can do.
As impressive as it was on film, hauling in this pass was even more challenging than it looked. Pickens had to locate the ball over his shoulder, make a full extension at just the right time, and not lose the football as he tucked and somersaulted to the ground.
This reception not only put Pickens at 97 yards on the evening, but it also avoided giving the ball back to the Seattle Seahawks with a chance to win the game. The Steelers would score a field goal on this drive to give them a seven-point lead.
Shortly after, the Steelers received the ball back and Pickens took a shovel pass down near the goal line. Pittsburgh's offense couldn't punch it in near the goal line but were able to extend to a ten-point lead, thanks in large part to Pickens.
George Pickens has been a human highlight reel over the past two weeks and he is showing just how high his ceiling is. He only continues to get better. This diving 37-yard reception is just one example of dozens.