Jake Matthews is having a seriously significant Thursday.
The Atlanta Birds of prey hostile lineman left to accompany his significant other, sports telecaster Meggi Matthews, for the introduction of their child. In any case, that is not preventing him from missing this evening’s down.
As indicated by NFL Organization’s Mike Garafolo, Matthews is dynamic and going to Charlotte for Atlanta’s Thursday Night Football matchup against the Carolina Jaguars.
#Falcons LT Jake Matthews is active. On his way here to the stadium after the birth of his son.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 10, 2022
Matthews has played 136 back-to-back games, all with Atlanta, since missing Week 2 of his tenderfoot season. Meggi appears to help Jake keep the streak alive, telling Birds of prey fans on Twitter that she “gave my all” to get him back in time.
“Child kid is securely conveyed and @jakematthews70 is securely conveyed to the plane to Charlotte,” she composed.
Baby boy is safely delivered and @jakematthews70 is safely delivered to the plane to Charlotte. RISE UP @AtlantaFalcons!!!! I did my best Falcons fans 😂 pic.twitter.com/ReHR9rsA6J— Meggi Matthews (@meggimatthews) November 10, 2022
Per NFL Organization’s Cameron Wolfe, Birds of prey proprietor Arthur Clear got and carried Jake Matthews to Charlotte.
Albeit the previous No. 6 pick is the backbone of Atlanta’s hostile line, any sensible fan would have excused the 30-year-old for missing one game to remain with his loved ones. However, Matthews seems prepared to celebrate parenthood by playing football.
The NFC South matchup starts at 8:15 p.m. ET on Prime Video.