The option is one of the great plays in football, which makes it so hard to defend. The quarterback decides whether to keep the ball or pitch it to a tailback running alongside him. But there’s also “Option C.” Option C is to deflect the ball off the tailback’s helmet, and watch him run the wrong way for 30 yards before…well, I don’t want to ruin it for you.
This is why you never see the option in the NFL, because Matt Forte would do this like three times per game. Video’s after the jump. Via Deadspin.