Mortensen: 2001 archive

CB McNeil first with 5 picks in 3 games since '65

Oct. 6
Chargers general manager John Butler stunned his peers when he gave free-agent cornerback Ryan McNeil a $3-million per year deal.

Well, McNeil is the first NFL player since 1965 to open a season with five interceptions in three games, meaning ... the Butler did it again.

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