Asante Samuel is good at making big plays in key moments. He led the NFL in interceptions in 2006 and 2009 and won two Super Bowls with the Patriots.
Asante Jr. needed to make a big play in the Chargers' 27–24 loss to the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
Samuel nearly intercepted Patrick Mahomes in the third quarter when the Chargers lead 17–7. The call was overturned because the ball hit Asante Jr.'s knee and fell to the ground.
The elder Samuel tweeted the ideal answer to his son's mistake. During the game, he tweeted, "If I was his teammate, I'd whisper 'you just dropped a million bucks'"
Samuel dropped multiple passes that may have been interceptions during his NFL career, including a huge one from Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLII in 2008.
Next, Manning threw to David Tyree for the "Helmet Catch" that led to the Giants' 17-14 Lombardi Trophy upset.
Samuel tweeted that after numerous interceptions, he improved. "My 2nd year, I dropped 8-10 interceptions, 4 in one game." I bought a nerf ball and won.
Samuel has a bright NFL future despite the Chargers' setback. Like his father, he may need to find a way to produce big plays when the game is on the line.