Chargers safety Desmond King correctly predicted his first NFL INT would be a pick-6
He fulfilled his own prophesy on Thursday against the Cowboys.
Desmond King probably didn’t know his first interception as a pro would come against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day. But he apparently did know he’d run it back for a touchdown, which is exactly what happened.
King called it way back on April 20:
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) November 24, 2017
Well, he was right. The Chargers were sitting comfortably ahead of the Cowboys with a 22-6 lead. But the Cowboys had a fresh set of downs in the red zone and were poised to score.
King made the read, jumped in front of Cole Beasley, and snagged the pick:
— NFL (@NFL) November 24, 2017
But he didn’t stop there. King ran it all the way back for a 90-yard score. Dak Prescott tried to cut him off, but he misjudged the angle. There were no other Cowboys remotely nearby to try to slow King down, and he just jogged right into the end zone.
The rookie has been used as an in-the-box safety by the Chargers this season. He’s got two sacks and three pass breakups so far this year. But his first pick as a pro was pretty memorable, and he totally called it.