The New Orleans Saints promoted 3 players from their practice squad for Week 7 against the Panthers, including Juwan Johnson and Will Clapp.
Now he returns to the Superdome as a starting quarterback, only this time he will be conducting the Panthers offense in Carolina blue, a vision everyone here is assuming they’ll be seeing for a long time because they also believe in him as a football player. In the NFL, being a good football player gets you places — in Bridgewater’s case, it got him one of 32 unique jobs in the world and an annual salary north of $20 million.
TARK'S TD TOTAL FADING Fran Tarkenton was in his 15th season when he won the 1975 NFL MVP award while moving past Johnny Unitas in career touchdown passes. After breaking Johnny U's nine-year-old mark of 290, the Vikings quarterback would stretch his total to 342 and hold the record for 20 years until Dan Marino overtook him in 1995. Today, Tarkenton is on the verge of falling out of the top 10.