There was so much to soak in from the Las Vegas Raiders record-breaking 63-21
home win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night.
Among the big storylines was the dynamic play from the Las Vegas rookie class.
It started with quarterback Aidan O’Connell. The fourth-round draft pick from Purdue threw four touchdown passes. Two of those touchdown tosses went to third-round pick, wide receiver Tre Tucker.
As the reported by The Associated Press, the two touchdown passes from O’Connell to Tucker was the first time since, at least, 1991 that two rookies not drafted in the first round teamed up for two touchdowns in a game.
The 2 TD passes from Aidan O'Connell to Tre Tucker for #Raiders mark the 1st time since at least 1991 that 2 rookies not drafted in the 1st round teamed up on 2+ TD catches in a game— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) December 15, 2023
There is a lot to build upon from this game and the O’Connell-Tucker connection is surely one of them.
Rookie QBs to throw 2 TD passes in a game to a rookie in lst 5 seasons:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) December 15, 2023
Aidan O'Connel to Tre Tucker for #Raiders tonight
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