Hindsight is 2020: A look back at football's unusual year

It goes without saying that 2020 was a year like no other for the NFL, just as it was for everyone else. Let’s review some of the more significant developments.

Play of the year

With 7 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in Super Bowl LIV – which feels like it was played 10 years ago, doesn’t it? – the Kansas City Chiefs faced a third-down and 15 from their own 35-yard line. They trailed the San Francisco 49ers 20-10. Then this happened:

The play triggered a 21-point outburst that lifted the Chiefs to their first championship in 50 years. It was the third time in as many games during last season’s playoffs that Kansas City had come back from a deficit of 10 points or more – a devastating demonstration of the ability of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense to quickly erase any deficit. That ability will forever be represented by a play known as 2-3 Jet Chip Wasp.

Moment of the year

Back in June, after the NFL issued an empty statement in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a group of 20 NFL stars put together a 71-second video that called on commissioner Roger Goodell to support the Black Lives Matter movement: