The 2017 NFL schedule has been released, and there are five games football fans won’t want to miss. USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings’ Sam Bradford will get a chance to face his former team, the Rams, in Week 11.(Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn, USA TODAY Sports)
After the NFL released the 2017 schedules on Thursday, it was time to look ahead to some of the notable reunions we’ll see on the field this season.
Although they may downplay the significance of facing their former teams, most players and coaches will be looking to make a statement when they go head-to-head.
Take a look at some of the top reunions on the schedule:
Seahawks at Packers, Week 1
Seattle running back Eddie Lacy spent four seasons at Green Bay, rushing for 3,435 yards and 23 touchdowns. Lacy signed as a free agent with Seattle because he wanted to be in an offense that runs the ball more than the Packers. Looks like he might have found it with the Seahawks, who run the ball 41% of the time as opposed to Green Bay’s 35%.
Eagles at Chiefs, Week 2
Doug Pederson was an assistant coach for Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 2009-13, starting as quality control coordinator and moving up to quarterbacks coach. Then he followed Reid to Kansas City as his offensive coordinator in 2013 and held that job until he became the Eagles’ coach in 2016. This is the first time the two have faced each other.
Washington at L.A. Rams, Week 2
Sean McVay was with the Redskins from 2010-16, working his way up from assistant tight ends coach under Mike Shanahan to offensive coordinator under Jay Gruden. In 2015, the Redskins ranked 10th