The San Francisco 49ers (1-2) needed one of their big guns to step up and make a play against the Los Angeles Rams (2-1) on “Monday Night Football.” Cue Deebo Samuel — the ultimate Swiss Army Knife in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense.
Samuel showed why he is worth every penny of his newly-signed three-year, $71.550 million deal, taking a five-yard in-route and making magic out of it. Samuel went up to haul in the pass from Jimmy Garoppolo, before breaking multiple tackles en route to the end zone for a 57-yard score.
Samuel’s heroics followed by the PAT gave the 49ers a 14-6 lead. They took that lead into halftime, looking to defeat their AFC West foes. But for now, it was the play from Samuel which has social media buzzing.
Deebo Samuel Steals Show on ‘Monday Night Football’
Just to kick things off extra special for tonight’s “Monday Night Football” matchup, the NFL got Danny Trejo to put something together. Yes, that’s right, Danny Freakin’ Trejo. Turns out the action star is a big Rams fan. He’s all in on the city of Los Angeles, and fans love seeing him in the MNF opener.
If you’re going to have Trejo do something like a promo or pregame hype video, it’s gotta be good. Judging by the reaction that fans are having on Twitter, it was just that and more.