It was a rough opening week of the NFL season for the Jacksonville Jaguars who not only lost their starting quarterback to injury but also had a star linebacker ejected from the game.
During the second quarter of the Jaguars home opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, Myles Jack was thrown out for punching Demarcus Robinson at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.
The incident began in the endzone, where Jack is seen pushing Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins.
Moments earlier, Watkins had taken Jack down on a play, angering the fourth-year linebacker.
Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack is restrained by team officials after he was ejected from his team’s home opener on Sunday against Kansas City at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville
Jack was thrown out of the game after punching Chiefs receiver Demarcus Robinson during an altercation in the second quarter
Jack, a second-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2016, signed a four-year, $57million contract extension last week
When Jack retaliated against Watkins, Robinson came to the aid of his teammate and pushed Jack from behind.
Jack and Robinson then began to exchange words.
The Jaguars linebacker then appeared to lose his temper and threw a punch at Robinson, prompting the officials to eject him from the game.
But the turmoil did not end there.
Jack needed to be restrained by teammates as he vented his anger over being thrown out.
Although Jack was ejected, he refused to leave the game. Two team officials from the Jaguars had to physically escort Jack off the field.
Jack, a second-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2016, signed a four-year, $57million contract extension last week.
The Jaguars were already reeling from the loss of starting quarterback Nick Foles.
Foles, who won a Super Bowl with the Phildelphia Eagles after stepping in for the injured Carson Wentz, was knocked out of the game with a left shoulder injury.
Foles left the bench with medical personnel after throwing a 35-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark in the first quarter against Kansas City. Defensive tackle Chris Jones slammed Foles to the ground and landed on him after he released the ball.
Jacksonville gave Foles a four-year, $88 million contract in April even though he’s never played a full season.Rookie Gardner Minshew replaced Foles.