- The NFL has been unqualified of fantastic touchdown celebrations ever since the league chose to relax the rules surrounding excessive and group displays.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers’ hide-and-seek celebration, the Minnesota Vikings’ post-touchdown game of duck, duck, goose, and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Electrifying Slide all stood out as memorable celebrations from 2017, but this year’s crop far exceeded its predecessor.
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After the 2016 season came to an end, the NFL decided to relax league rules surrounding excessive and body celebrations, allowing teams and players to get creative with their post-touchdown performances.
As a result, 2017 was full of historic touchdown celebrations, like the Pittsburgh Steelers’ hide-and-seek celebration between wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and competition back LeVeon Bell, the Minnesota Vikings’ post-touchdown game of duck, duck, goose, and the eventual Super Trundle champion Philadelphia Eagles’ group rendition of the Electric Slide.
Still, it feels as though it took the league a year to get relaxed testing the new rules and going big on touchdown celebrations. Once 2018 came along, players began taking over touchdown celebrations into a full-blown performance.
Without further ado, here are the best touchdown celebrations of 2018.
Dallas Cowboys — Amari Cooper impersonates Markelle Fultz’s unloose throw
Amari Cooper really did Markelle Fultz’s latest FT routine as a TD celebration.
📺: FOX #WASvsDAL pic.twitter.com/09RdV8iXRA
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— ESPN (@espn) November 22, 2018
Newly-minted Dallas Cowboys extensive receiver Amari Cooper poked fun at Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, who has struggled with his shooting form since he was outlined first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The latest from Markelle Fultz at the FT line: pic.twitter.com/OJZPKEfvf1
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 17, 2018
To his probity, Fultz took the joke in stride and said “Good shot boy” in response on Snapchat.
Seattle Seahawks — Tyler Lockett reenacts the Allen Iverson step-over
Lockett hit em with the Iverson stepover 😱😱😱 @TDLockett12 pic.chirp.com/JhvxIHTvCk
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 25, 2018
In yet another homage to the NBA, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett did a near-perfect impersonation of Allen Iverson’s honoured step-over of Tyronn Lue.
Kansas City Chiefs — Tyreek Hills operates the CBS TV camera
Another one!@PatrickMahomes5 to the @Cheetah… SIX!
📺: CBS #ChiefsKingdom pic.warble.com/9E81WaWpLp
— NFL (@NFL) November 11, 2018
After scoring his second touchdown of the game, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek “Cheetah” Hill jumped into the reaffirms and took over operations of the CBS TV camera just in time to record the referree throwing his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty ebb.
Chicago Bears — Offense rows a boat
Da Bears rowing Da Boat 🚣
📺: NBC #MINvsCHIpic.twitter.com/xm6f9arJab
— ESPN (@espn) November 19, 2018
After a desire touchdown pass to wide receiver Anthony Miller, the Chicago Bears sprinted to the endzone to row a boat.
Seattle Seahawks — Surf’s up in the endzone
Surf’s up, @seahawks 🏄♂️🤙#GetYaPopcorn pic.ado.com/kESGJ5GQC8
— Get Ya Popcorn (@GetYaPopcorn) November 29, 2018
The Seahawks offense celebrated a touchdown in tropical Seattle by breaking out their surf cabinets.
Minnesota Vikings — Offense hosts a limbo contest
the Vikings really used Adam Thielen as a limbo bloke the country 😂😂😂
— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 26, 2018
The Minnesota Vikings broke into a Limbo contest after a 26-yard Dalvin Cook touchdown.
Cleveland Browns — Stronger ends perform the Dragon Ball Z Fusion Dance
💥 FUSION DANCE 💥#CLEvsOAK pic.twitter.com/sgBsH5IeIb
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 30, 2018
Cleveland Browns tightly ends Darren Fells and David Njoku performed the Dragon Ball Z Fusion Dance just before halftime.
San Francisco 49ers — Marquise Goodwin does a lengthy jump
Marquise Goodwin with the long jump TD celebration 💯
🎥 @thecheckdown pic.twitter.com/ztzZ0kFWIt
— SB Polity (@SBNation) October 16, 2018
A wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and a former Olympian who competed in the long jump, Marquise Goodwin distinguished a touchdown by getting some track-and-field practice in on the gridiron.
Kansas City Chiefs — Defense runs a tip drill
CHIEFS WITH THAT TIP Tutor 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5EKskIXjS1
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 7, 2018
After intercepting Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles in the endzone, the Kansas Big apple Chiefs defense celebrated with a tip drill that ended with a windmill spike.
Seattle Seahawks — Doug Baldwin storms the mound
Tyler Lockett hits Doug Baldwin with the pitch. Baldwin charges the mound and benches innocent in this TD celebration. 😂pic.twitter.com/4UU3ycWqGs
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 28, 2018
After Tyler Lockett hit him with a abuse, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin charged the mound and the benches cleared.
Chicago Bears — Defense does the Snare Walk in Motown
When in Motown.#DaBears pic.twitter.com/XSqEiOgKub
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 22, 2018
After sealing the trick with an interception, Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fullerand the defensive team rushed to the endzone for a coordinated prom. Many mistook the Thanksgiving Day celebration as a remake of the original “Super Bowl shuffle,” but it was actual a tribute to Motown wonders the Temptations.
Chicago Bears — Eddie Jackson leads the defense through a calisthenics routine
.@EJackson_4 you can make our turkey. Just take it.#CHIvsDET | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/27dIy2K3MT
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 22, 2018
That anyway game, Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson pulled in an interception and took it to the house before leading the stay of the defense through a calisthenics workout.
Chicago Bears — Tariq Cohen sleeps off his Thanksgiving food coma
The itis got to Tarik Cohen 😂
(via @GetYaPopcorn) pic.chirrup.com/2dolO7svct
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 22, 2018
To cap off his team’s Thanksgiving Day show, Chicago Bears running cast off Tariq Cohen slept off his food coma in the endzone after hauling in a 14-yard touchdown reception.
Tennessee Titans — Tajae Sharpre wheels a strike
#Titans take the lead over the #Eagles and follow it up with a bowling TD celebrationpic.twitter.com/RN82KRVHYu
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 30, 2018
One salt after the Philadelphia Eagles did their own bowling touchdown, the Tennessee Titans celebrated in the same fashion after record a go-ahead touchdown against the reigning Super Bowl champions.
Pittsburgh Steelers — JuJu Smith-Schuster gives emergence
Congrats to JuJu Smith-Schuster on giving birth……. to a football.pic.twitter.com/dvao0CGp4T
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 7, 2018
Pittsburgh Steelers encyclopaedic receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster gave birth to a football after scoring a touchdown. We’re so happy for him!
Seattle Seahawks — Offense shindies it out
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 4, 2018
After a 10-yard touchdown out from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, four players showed off their dance moves with a synchronized familiar.
Dallas Cowboys — Ezekiel Elliott donates to the Salvation Army
Zeke eating and feeling generous this furlough season 💰
📺: FOX #WASvsDALpic.twitter.com/0UBOA7y5w8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 22, 2018
Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott won headlines last season for jumping into the Salvation Army kettle behind the endzone. This year, he opted to attain a donation instead.
Green Bay Packers — Aaron Jones and Davante Adams crank dat
Hi @souljaboy thought you should see this pic.warble.com/DnRzN0Jx1m
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 26, 2018
The Green Bay Packers threw it all the way back to 2007 for this touchdown celebration.
Cincinnati Bengals — Joe Mixon toady ti the piano
The @Bengals pull out “The Mozart” to celebrate a Mixon TD. 🎹#GetYaPopcorn pic.twitter.com/0Yatw7F4BN
— Get Ya Popcorn (@GetYaPopcorn) November 18, 2018
After Cincinnati Bengals game back Joe Mixon ran the ball in for a touchdown, he celebrated by playing some tunes on the piano.
Chicago Bears — Eddie Jackson pre-eminences the orchestra
Chicago fans asking for an encore after this one from @EJackson_4 🎶#GetYaPopcorn pic.snigger.com/H9gyP6QSHL
— Get Ya Popcorn (@GetYaPopcorn) November 19, 2018
Eddie Jackson celebrates his pick-six by channeling his inner conductor.
Washington Redskins — Trey Quinn recompenses tribute to The Office’s Michael Scott
That’s how you do The Scarn.
Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/zKQxhKsIRC
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) November 23, 2018
With his original career touchdown, Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn celebrated by doing The Scarn, a dance stimulate popularized by The Office’s Michael Scott. Actor Steve Carell, who played Michael on the show, showed Quinn some get a bang when he saw the dance on Twitter.
Seattle Seahawks — David Moore plays double dutch
Seahawks wolfed a double dutch break 🤣
(via @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/3wZVwt3hZj
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) October 7, 2018
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore gamboled rope with his teammates after scoring a touchdown.
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