Anytime you play a game in which you pick up two sacks — including one that moves you up to the No. 1 spot in the franchise's record books — and defeat a division rival to start off the season, it's going to be very difficult for something else to be the highlight of your day.
But Ryan Kerrigan very nearly topped what he did on Sunday afternoon with what he did on Sunday evening.
The Washington Football Team star joined 106.7 The Fan's Grant & Danny show on Monday to reflect on his club's enormous win, and at one point, the hosts asked him how he commemorated the opening triumph. Here's his superb answer.
"My wife cooked for me, which was awesome, and made me some awesome meatballs," Kerrigan said. "That was enough celebration for me."
As any smart set of interviewers would do, the radio pair immediately followed up by asking Kerrigan for the number of meatballs that he consumed during the meal. He revealed that he downed eight — fittingly, that's the same amount of times Washington's defense downed Carson Wentz — but, in reality, those eight counted for a lot more.
"Mind you, these are big meatballs," Kerrigan said, explaining that they were "palm-sized." "To an average-sized meatball, it's probably like two or three. It's still a lot of food."
Sacks for lunch and meatballs for dinner? Yep, that's what the dictionary defines as "ideal."
"I ate myself into a nice slumber there, so it was a good night for sure," Kerrigan said.