WATCH: Atlanta Falcons’ Cordarrelle Patterson Wins Hearts With Cute Gesture

Published 12/28/2021, 3:53 PM EST
Nov 28, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports| Reuters


Cordarrelle Patterson has been simply sensational this season both on and off the field for the Atlanta Falcons. After helping the Falcons pick up their first home victory, Patterson’s post-match gesture has won over NFL Twitter.

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Atlanta Falcons’ Utility player wins netizen’s hearts with this wholesome gesture

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Two nights ago, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Detroit Lions at home. The star of the 20-16 victory was undoubtedly Cordarelle Patterson. The utility player not only scored a rushing touchdown but also returned three punts for 79 yards.

As impressive as Patterson’s on-field performance was, his off-field gesture was even grander. As he was basking in the win walking along the sidelines, the utility player observed a little girl weeping on the sidelines. Cordarrelle immediately asked the girl’s mother for the reason behind the kid’s agony.

In response, Patterson was told by the girl’s mother that she was angry that her bigger brother had a game ball but she didn’t. Cordarrelle isn’t the one to break hearts and he made it up by immediately arranging a ball for the kid. “She needs a ball! Let’s find her a ball,” Patterson said as he requested one of the game balls from the equipment team.

Cordarrelle Patterson hits out at NFL after Pro Bowl snub

Cordarrelle Patterson has been putting up staggering performances this year. The utility player has been a potent force in Arthur Smith’s offense. Be it rushing or receiving, his stats have been impressive. For example – He is currently the ranks fifth in the highest total of combined yards in the league (1,421)

Dec 26, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson (84) reacts with guard Jalen Mayfield (77) after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

With so much impact and decisiveness in his game, including Patterson in the Pro Bowl should’ve been a no-brainer but alas, the NFL didn’t think that way. As expected, the 30-year-old was unhappy with it and used his cleats to express his displeasure. “No Pro Bowl? No Problem!” one of his cleats read.

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Did the NFL make a mistake by failing to add Cordarrelle Patterson to the Pro Bowl list? If yes, who should he have replaced? Also, tell us if Patterson’s gesture warmed your heart. Drop in your thoughts in the comments below!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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