Nebraska Football: Cam Taylor-Britt monster game is ex-Husker just getting warmed up

Former Nebraska football star Cam Taylor-Britt is just getting started, even if his rookie season is nearing an end. Considering that his first year with the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t start until right around the midway point, it makes sense that he’s playing some of his best football late in the year.

The former Husker was a second-round choice for Zac Taylor’s squad in last year’s NFL Draft and it was clear during OTAs and off-season practices that the Bengals felt as though the young defensive back could challenge for a starting job quickly.

Unfortunately, an injury early in fall camp forced the former Nebraska football star to miss every preseason game and the start of the Bengals’ regular season. However, once he rejoined practices it was clear Cam Taylor-Britt was back to impressing his coaches. His first game back, in week 7, he played 32 snaps.

The next week, he had 71. If he wasn’t officially a starter, he was certainly on the field enough to be one. And people started noticing how often he was involved in big defensive plays. Fast forward to the Bengals’ playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. In the snow. On the road.

Going against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Josh Allen, Taylor-Britt didn’t look like a rookie playing in his 13th NFL game. He looked like someone who could eventually be one of the better defensive backs in the league.

On Sunday he wracked up six tackles and two passes defended. That including one pass breakup that was pure mastery when he knocked the ball out of Gabe Davis’ hands on a long bomb that could have kept Allen’s squad in the game.

Oh, and Cam Taylor-Britt also had the interception that sealed the Bengals’ victory. Then he got to make some snow angels in the end zone, celebrating helping his team make the AFC Championship for a second straight year while also celebrating his first career interception in the NFL.

Hopefully, he’s got two more big games in him. But no matter when this season ends, it’s clear the ex-Nebraska football star has a bright future and Husker fans are going to enjoy watching what he does next.