The Vikings wisely dumped him after the season, choosing not to pay him the absurd $18 million he was scheduled to earn in 2017. The Saints are paying him $3.5 million in salary and bonuses this year, and he will have to be highly productive in order to return in 2018, when he has no guaranteed money in the second year of his deal.
When Peterson claims it was his call to leave Minnesota, saying, “The decision to want a change of scenery was due to what transpired two years ago,” But they did in fact bring him back the following season.
Furthermore, it’s ridiculous for Peterson to want us to believe he would not be in Minnesota had the Vikings agreed to pay him more than what New Orleans offered. The truth is there was virtually no market for Peterson due to the double whammy of him being considered an injury risk with off-field baggage.
McManus kicked a 20-yard field goal on the last play of the third quarter, capping a 78-yard drive that ate up 8 minutes, 16 seconds.
HISTORIC OPENER: The game presented landmarks on the football field , along the sidelines and in the broadcast booth .
Not since 1960 had the Chargers represented L.A., where they played their inaugural season before bolting to San Diego.
Beth Mowins became the first woman to call an NFL regular season game since NBC’s Gayle Sierens in 1987 when she handled play-by-play on the doubleheader nightcap alongside Rex Ryan, who Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys made his debut as an ESPN analyst.
With Anthony Lynn also making his head coaching debut, this marked Cheap NFL Jerseys Embroidered the first time two black head coaches worked their first NFL game against each other.