As far as first touchdown passes go, it doesn't get much better than this. As time expired in the first half of Sunday's Jaguars-Panthers game, Blaine Gabbert stepped up and found Mike Thomas deep down the middle of the field. It wasn't quite a Hail Mary, but Thomas did find the end zone, sauntering through a hole in the Panthers' defense and diving into the end zone for the score.
And they did it all in the midst of a torrential downpour. Check out the video.
Gabbert has been hit-or-miss in his first NFL start, completing seven of 13 passes for 84 yards, and interception and the aforementioned touchdown. It's been a low-scoring affair in Carolina, but Gabbert's end-of-the-half touchdown pass put the Jags on top of the Panthers, 10-5.
On the other side of the ball, Cam Newton has just 71 yards through the air, completing 12 of the 23 passes he's thrown.