The German football professional Jakob Johnson made a successful debut for the Las Vegas Raiders from the US professional league NFL.
The fullback came on as a substitute in the 27-11 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the traditional “Hall of Fame Game”. The duel in Canton/Ohio was the first preparatory game between two NFL teams for the coming season (beginning: September 8).
Johnson joined the Raiders from the New England Patriots after the season ended. The Swabian played 37 games for the Foxborough team in three years.
Josh McDaniels also made a successful debut with the win. The new head coach also came from the Patriots, in New England the 46-year-old was offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for years.
McDaniels, who comes from Ohio, won the Super Bowl six times as a coach with the Patriots around superstar Tom Brady.