John Lynch, Josh Allen, and Adrian Peterson Speak to Peter King on FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA

John Lynch, Josh Allen, and Adrian Peterson Speak to Peter King on FOOTBALL MORNING IN AMERICA

Peter King's Week 3 edition of "Football Morning in America," available now exclusively on, examines a Sunday chock-full of surprises, and features interviews with San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch on QB QB Jimmy Garoppolo's knee injury, Buffalo Bills rookie QB Josh Allen and Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson.

This week's edition also includes an in-depth look at roughing the passer penalties, "What I Learned" with former NFL referee Ed Hochuli, awards, quotes, travel notes, and more.

The following are highlights from this week's edition of "Football Morning in America":


  • Lynch on Garoppolo's knee injury: "All indications are that it's torn. Our [medical] guys say they've been wrong before and so they need to do the MRI, obviously."
  • Lynch on Garoppolo: "(Garoppolo) is heartbroken. His family's heartbroken. You can see it in his eyes, in their eyes. It's tough. Jimmy needs to play, and he wants to play. But Kyle feels strongly about C.J. We all do."


  • Bills DT Kyle Williams on Vontae Davis' sudden retirement: "Honestly, that had no impact on us at all. We flushed it just like it was a loss. We've got some guys who've been around the league for a few years, guys who can be north stars for the young guys."
  • Allen on hurdling a VIKINGS defender: "It was third-and-long. They brought their pressure. I escaped. I probably should have kept my eyes downfield longer. When I saw [Barr] coming, I knew I'd be short if I didn't do something like I did."
  • Williams added: "I saw it. I thought, 'Hey, wow, he can jump. Don't do it again.' We need him."


  • Peterson on initially not being invited to training camp: "Rough. I think I was able to put things in perspective. In my last year in Minnesota, I didn't play a lot. In New Orleans, I had a short visit. In Arizona, I got a leg injury. This is a league of what have you done for me lately. You know that. When someone else has the platform to write the story, that sucks. When I have the platform, which I have now, I can control the story."
  • Peterson on his performance on Sunday: "Should have been 160, 170 yards. I left too many yards out on the field."


  • NBC Rules Analyst Terry McAulay: "In my opinion, there are two fundamental principles of rules-making. Number one is player safety. Number two is maintaining a balance between offense and defense. I think COLLEGE FOOTBALL has lost that number two. And if the NFL's not careful, they're gonna lose it."


  • Hochuli on retirement: "I've also found out how wonderful life is without the pressure of officiating. When I was doing it, I thrived on the pressure. I loved the pressure. I loved the adrenaline of the game. But now that it's gone, I'm able to sit back and enjoy life."
  • Hochuli on his son's NFL debut as a referee: "On the very first play of his career, he had one of the most challenging calls a referee can have, a double foul after a change of possession. It happened during the opening kick return. That's rare-I bet it didn't happen to me three times in 28 years. But he got the crew together, they discussed it, and the interpretation of the enforcement changed three days before the season. And he got it right. Perfect. Then he made a beautiful announcement. Just right. Beautiful."

Read the rest of the column here.

A new "Football Morning in America" will post every Monday morning exclusively on It was announced in May that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for; making regular appearances on NBCSN's and NBC Sports Radio's PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.

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